Former South Korea presidential aide arrested amid influence scandal: Report

Jeong Ho-seong is suspected of leaking confidential documents to Choi Soon-sil, a long-time friend of Park at the centre of the scandal.

By: Reuters | Seoul | Updated: November 4, 2016 12:05 pm

South Korean prosecutors have arrested a former aide of President Park Geun-hye considered a central figure to an influence-peddling scandal, Yonhap News Agency said on Friday.

Jeong Ho-seong was arrested on Thursday night suspected of leaking confidential documents to Choi Soon-sil, a long-time friend of Park at the centre of the scandal. However, South Korean prosecutors refused to comment immediately on the report.