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00:00:02
>> Less than two weeks after she was officially kicked out of power, South Korea's fallen president, Park Geun-hye, is facing questions as a criminal suspect for the first time. Prosecutors grilling her Tuesday over a massive corruption scandal leading to the highest levels of government and business. Park hasn't yet been charged and claims she's innocent, but since her impeachment, she's lost all presidential immunity.
00:00:24
And as Reuters Joyce Lee explains, she's got a long day ahead.>> Park's questioning is expected to go on for hours, at least until late night, maybe tomorrow morning. It is largely the view that she will indicted sometime. Because she had been named as an accomplice to many of the people that have been already charged and undergoing trial for various crimes.
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>> Park faces a possible 10 years or more in jail on various charges, including bribery. She's accused of colluding with her friend, Choi Soon‑sil, to squeeze big business for hefty donations. Including millions allegedly handed over by Samsung Group boss, Jay Y Lee, who's in a prison cell right now.
00:01:07
That's almost certainly the focus of Park's round-the-clock interrogation.>> We know that she's being questioned by two prosecutors in a questioning room. She will be questioned about her knowledge of her friend, Choi Soon-sil, and Choi's involvement in various government functions. As well as whether she received any bribes from Samsung Group, which is maybe the key point of the prosecution's questioning.
00:01:39
>> Park still has a contingent of supporters. Some rallied outside the prosecutor's office as she stepped inside. But they don't have much to hope for. Park's legally barred from any public office for five years, and elections for her successor are already set for May.