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South Korean scandal casts shadow on Seoul's 'Gangnam Left' elite

Moon's pick as justice minister is alleged to have peddled influence

SEOUL -- South Korean rapper Psy's 2012 megahit "Gangnam Style" gave the glitzy Seoul district global recognition. Now, a domestic political scandal is once more putting the country's wealthiest address under the spotlight.

President Moon Jae-in's pick for justice minister, Cho Guk, is under fire over a litany of allegations of misconduct. They include claims of shady family investments, using connections to get his daughter a prestigious internship and pulling strings to help her get into a top university.

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