| Jan. 9, 2017, 3:14 a.m.
Seoul, Jan 9: A South Korean independent counsel team investigating a scandal involving impeached President Park Geun-hye on Monday summoned two key Samsung Group executives on bribery charges.
Choi Ji-sung, head of Samsung Group's future strategy office, appeared in the special prosecutor office in Seoul, Xinhua news agency reported.
His deputy, Chang Choong-ki, was also summoned.
Although the duo were summoned as reference witnesses, but they could be tried as criminal suspects after interrogation, a statement released by the prosecutor's office said.
Jan. 9, 2017, 3:14 a.m.