Korean businessman accused of trying to bribe American auditor
November 12, 2003
YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea — A South Korean businessman is being held in Seoul Detention Center, accused of trying to bribe an American auditor to win an on-base contract.
The Seoul District Prosecutor’s Office identified the 54-year-old man Monday only by his last name, Seo. He’s expected to be charged within 10 days.
Seo was arrested Sunday for attempting to bribe an American public servant, Prosecutor Kim Tae-kwang said.
He’s also accused of making false statements on his contract to win a bid, South Korean officials said.
The arrest came after South Korean police teamed with what they called an “American audit team,” Kim said. It was unclear Monday what American agency or agencies were part of the investigation.
Because of the Veterans Day holiday, officials at U.S. Forces Korea could not to be reached for comment.
Kim said further details are being withheld due to the ongoing investigation.
More arrests may be made, officials said.