Korean Court Rejects Arrest-Warrant Request for Lotte Chief

  • Prosecutors sought arrest on embezzlement allegations
  • Corruption investigation uncertain with court’s decision

Shin Dong-bin speaks to members of the media on Sept. 29.

Photographer: Jean Chung/Bloomberg

A South Korean court rejected a request by prosecutors to arrest Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin on embezzlement charges, setting back one of the country’s biggest corruption probes.

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