] Hwang Gak-kyu, a close aide to Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin
, is to be questioned as a suspect in the ongoing corruption probe, the Seoul Central District Prosecutors Office said Aug. 23. Hwang will be summoned on Aug. 25.
Hwang is one of Shin’s closest aides, and has been serving under him since 1990.
Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin
Investigators plan to question Hwang on a range of allegations, including the Shin family’s slush funds, tax evasion and unfair trading practices between Lotte Group affiliates.
By Choi He-suk (email@example.com