South Korean prosecutors to summon Lotte Group chairman for questioning: Yonhap

Shin Dong-joo, former vice-chairman of Lotte Holdings, arrives at a prosecutor's office in Seoul on Sept 1, 2016.
Shin Dong-joo, former vice-chairman of Lotte Holdings, arrives at a prosecutor's office in Seoul on Sept 1, 2016.PHOTO: REUTERS

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean prosecutors will summon Lotte Group chairman Shin Dong Bin for questioning on Tuesday (Sept 20), the Yonhap news agency reported on Sunday (Sept 18), citing the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office.

Prosecutors have been engaging in a sweeping criminal investigation of the Lotte Group, a confectionery-to-chemicals conglomerate, since June.

Neither a Lotte Group spokesman nor a representative of the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office authorised to speak to the media could be immediately reached for comment.