Roh's son faces questions in bribery probe

April 11, 2009 at 9:07 PM

SEOUL, April 11 (UPI) -- Former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun's son has agreed to answer questions about a businessman who says he paid large bribes, prosecutors said Saturday.

Roh Geon-ho could be interviewed Sunday, The Korea Times reported. He was in the United States but agreed to return to Seoul.

Park Yeon-cha, who is under indictment for bribery, has told investigators that Roh, president at the time, asked him for $1 million in 2007, the Yonhap News Agency reported. Park allegedly exchanged South Korean won for dollars, packed the cash in a suitcase and gave it to Jung Sang-moon, one of the president's aides.

On his Web site, Roh said his wife got money from Park in payment of a debt.

Park, a shoe manufacturer, was one of the former president's major campaign contributors.

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