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S Korea's Park struggles to contain scandal

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>> South Korean prosecutors gunning for a women at the center of a top-level political crisis. Choi Soon-sil's accused of using her relationship with President Park Geun-hye for financial gain, despite having no security clearance. On Sunday, flying back to Seoul, after riding out the scandal's early days in Germany.
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Park admitted she'd illegally given Choi early access to speech drafts. And local media say her close ties with Park help donate millions of dollars for her charities. Choi has a long and mucky relationship with President Park. She's the daughter of shadowy religious cult leader Choi Tae-min, who served as Park's mentor after her mother was killed by North Korean assassins.
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And Park began serving as de facto First Lady by her father's side. The scandal has already claimed the jobs of five presidential staff, who resigned on Sunday. Just a day after thousands of angry protesters rallied in downtown Seoul demanding President Park's resignation. Saying she had betrayed public trust and has lost a mandate to lead the country.
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