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Wife of South Korea ex-justice minister arrested in graft scandal

Probe of Cho Kuk family investments tied to daughter's college perks

SEOUL (Reuters) -- South Korean authorities arrested the wife of a former justice minister on Thursday who was at the centre of a graft scandal and was a close political confidant of President Moon Jae-in after a court upheld prosecutors' request for a warrant.

The arrest of Chung Kyung-shim, a college professor and the wife of former justice minister Cho Kuk, comes as part of an investigation by prosecutors into Cho's family's financial investments and his children's college admissions.

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