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Choi paid for Park’s cosmetic treatment, probe claims

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  29 Dec 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Seoul, Dec 28: Choi Soon-sil, the ‘South Korean Rasputin’ paid for her close friend and former South Korean President Park Geun-hye to go under the knife was revealed by a parliamentary committee on Wednesday. The committee was investigating the former President’s corruption scandal. Choi allegedly paid $936,360 to an anti-aging treatment clinic in Seoul between 2011 and 2014 for 27 services provided to Park Geun-hye, committee member Hwang Young-cheul said, Efe news reported. These transactions provide new evidence into the relationship between Park and Choi, a bizarre plot of extortion and influence peddling that led Parliament to remove Park from office, Hwang told South Korean news agency Yonhap. The bills received by the parliamentary committee include a total of 29 treatments paid for by Choi and her sister, Choi Soon-deuk.

They signed the bills with pseudonyms such as “VIP,” “President Park” and “Blue,” an allusion to the Blue House — a me given to the South Korean presidential office. Among these bills are 27 prescribed services for Park herself, such as blood tests and persolised anti-aging treatments, according to the committee. (IANS)

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