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Former South Korean President Lee faces bribery questions

Repeated corruption scandals suggest leaders have too much power, experts say

South Korea's former President Lee Myung-bak, center, speaks as he arrives at the prosecutors' office in Seoul on March 14.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak was questioned Wednesday over allegations of taking 11 billion won ($10.3 million) in bribes from corporations and institutions, including Samsung, Hyundai Motor, and the country's spy agency.

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