Prosecutors are grilling three officials of the Federation of Korean Industries(FKI) and the K-Sports Foundation as they delve further into corruption allegations engulfing two non-profit organizations.
Prosecutors said they began questioning the head of the FKI's Social Affairs Division, Lee Yong-woo, a team chief at FKI identified only by his surname Kwon and a general manager at K-Sports Foundation, Roh Soong-il, from 10 a.m. Tuesday.
The FKI is suspected of having played a key role in the establishment of and fundraising for the Mir and K-Sports foundations.
Roh, a close aide of Choi Soon-sil, allegedly carried out various duties at K-Sports since working under the organization from January. Roh is also said to have regularly briefed Choi on the management of K-Sports.
Choi, a close confidant of President Park Geun-hye, is suspected of being at the center of fundraising for the two foundations. She is also suspected of trying to turn the Mir and K-Sports foundations into her own private entities.
Source: KBS World Radio