Death of Lotte Executive Seen Putting Corruption Probe at Risk

  • Vice chairman was considered key figure in bribery probe
  • Executive’s body found hours before prosecutors’ questioning

Lotte Executive's Death Puts Corruption Probe at Risk

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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