SEOUL – Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye left prosecutors’ offices early on Wednesday after being questioned in an investigation into a corruption scandal that ended her presidency this month.
Park did not respond to reporters’ questions as she emerged from the building after nearly 22 hours and entered a waiting car to be driven to her private home.
Prosecutors questioned Park as a criminal suspect for the first time since the Constitutional Court on March 10 upheld her December impeachment by parliament.
Park is accused of colluding with a friend, Choi Soon-sil, to pressure big businesses to donate to two foundations set up to back the president’s policy initiatives.
She has denied wrongdoing.