February 8, 2018 / 11:31 AM / a year ago

S.Korea prosecutors search Samsung Electronics in probe of ex-president -report

SEOUL, Feb 8 (Reuters) - South Korean prosecutors have searched an office of Samsung Electronics as part of their probe into a former president, Lee Myung-bak, Yonhap News Agency said on Thursday.

The move was to seek evidence of its financial support for a company allegedly controlled by Lee, Yonhap added.

Samsung said it was checking the report. The Seoul Central Prosecutors' Office was not immediately available for comment.

Reporting by Ju-min Park; Editing by Edmund Blair

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