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South Korea indicts opposition leader Lee over property graft

Move comes after 18-month probe into $1.15bn construction project

South Korean prosecutors have indicted opposition leader Lee Jae-myung, chair of the main opposition Democratic Party, on corruption charges.   © Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) -- South Korean prosecutors indicted opposition leader Lee Jae-myung on Wednesday on corruption charges in a $1 billion property development scandal dating to his previous stint as a mayor, the Yonhap news agency said.

Lee, chair of the main opposition Democratic Party, who lost to President Yoon Suk Yeol in last year's election, faces several charges including bribery, corruption, breach of trust and conflicts of interests, Yonhap said.

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