Death of Lotte Executive Seen Putting Corruption Probe at RiskBy and
Vice chairman was considered key figure in bribery probe
Executive’s body found hours before prosecutors’ questioning
The death of Lotte Group’s No. 2 executive, a key figure in an investigation into corruption at one of South Korea’s largest conglomerates, is a blow to prosecutors who are likely to face increasing pressure to wrap up their probe soon or drop the case, according to law professors.
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