SEOUL, April 12 (UPI) -- Former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun's son has returned to Seoul for questioning in a widening bribery scandal, prosecutors said Sunday.
Roh Geon-ho arrived in Seoul Saturday night from the United States, where he is working for an electronics company, Yonhap News agency reported.
Park Yeon-cha, a shoe manufacturer who is charged with bribery, allegedly told investigators that Roh Moo-hyun in 2007, when he still was in office, asked Park for $1 million, Yonhap 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.
Park, a supporter of the former president, also transferred $5 million from an account in Hong Kong to Yeon Chul-ho, the husband of one of Roh Moo-hyun's nieces, said prosecutors, who allege the money then was used by Roh Moo-hyun while he was still in office.
Yeon has allegedly admitted receiving the $5 million but said it was a legitimate investment in a start-up company, Yonhap said, noting Roh Moo-hyun reportedly admitted last week that his wife had accepted money from Park.