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Arrest warrant sought for ousted South Korean president

South Korean prosecutors are seeking an arrest warrant for ousted President Park Geun-hye on charges of accepting bribes from big businesses, Reuters and CNN reported March 27.

The request will be heard by a District Court judge on March 30, and, if granted, would result in Park, who was impeached earlier in March, being jailed for up to 20 days while investigations proceed.

"The suspect abused the mighty power and position as president to take bribes from companies and infringed upon the freedom of corporate management and leaked important confidential official information," the Prosecutor's Office said, according to CNN.

Park is accused of colluding with adviser Choi Soon-sil to pressure companies to donate to foundations set up to back up policy initiatives. Both suspects deny wrongdoing.

Other parties involved in acts of bribery connected to Park include corporate chiefs like Samsung Group boss Jay Y. Lee.