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S.Korea chief prosecutor resigns over scandals

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South Korea's chief prosecutor resigned, apologising publicly for a series of "embarrassing" scandals that fuelled a top-level feud within the prosecution service. 

South Korea's chief prosecutor resigned on Friday, apologising publicly for a series of 'embarrassing' scandals that fuelled a top-level feud within the prosecution service. The main opposition Democratic United Party blamed President Lee Myung-Bak (pictured) for the situation, accusing him of turning the prosecution service into his own 'political weapon' by appointing loyalists to key positions.

Announcing his resignation to the media on Friday, Han Sang-Dae bowed deeply and voiced regret over recent cases that included one senior prosecutor taking bribes and another allegedly offering a suspect leniency in exchange for sex.

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