Former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak gets in a car as he is transferred to a detention centre from his residence in Seoul, South Korea, on Thursday. Photo: Pool via Reuters

Ex-South Korean president Lee Myung-bak arrested ‘for taking US$10.2 million in bribes while in office’

If convicted of the allegations - which include claims that Samsung bought a presidential pardon in 2009 for chairman Lee Kun-hee, who had been convicted of tax evasion - he could be jailed for 45 years

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Former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak gets in a car as he is transferred to a detention centre from his residence in Seoul, South Korea, on Thursday. Photo: Pool via Reuters
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