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Seoul to launch probe into allegations against late mayor

WorldNews Wednesday, 15 July 2020
Seoul to launch probe into allegations against late mayorThe city government of the South Korean capital will launch an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct surrounding late Mayor Park Won-soon, who was found dead after one of his secretaries filed a complaint claiming yearslong abuse ......
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A funeral was held Monday for the late Mayor of Seoul, Park Won-Soon, who leaves behind a complex legacy amid a criminal investigation into allegations of sexual harassment. Gloria Tso reports.

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