Former South Korea presidential aide arrested as influence peddling scandal widens

South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye at the presidential Blue House in Seoul. Her former aide, Mr Jeong Ho Seong was arrested on Thursday (Nov 3) night .
South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye at the presidential Blue House in Seoul. Her former aide, Mr Jeong Ho Seong was arrested on Thursday (Nov 3) night .PHOTO: AFP

SEOUL (REUTERS) - South Korean prosecutors have arrested a former aide of President Park Geun Hye considered a central figure to an influence-peddling scandal, Yonhap News Agency said on Friday (Nov 4).

Mr Jeong Ho Seong was arrested on Thursday night suspected of leaking confidential documents to Ms Choi Soon Sil, a long-time friend of Ms Park at the centre of the scandal.

South Korean prosecutors did not immediately comment on the report.