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In the first hearing held Wednesday for a high-profile graft scandal involving a late business tycoon, former Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo was not present, but his legal representatives there strongly denied his charges of allegedly receiving bribes.
Questioned as to whether Lee also denies the fact that he had met the late businessman, however, Lee’s attorneys refused to answer, saying that they would reply in the next hearing.
The hearing took place at Seoul Central District Court, over three months after late Keangnam Enterprises chairman Sung Woan-jong shook the country with his suicide memo implicating eight political heavyweights as potential subjects of his bribery.
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