Lotte Group chairman reportedly facing prosecutor questioning over South Korea's political scandal

Lotte Group chairman Shin Dong Bin attends a news conference in Seoul.
Lotte Group chairman Shin Dong Bin attends a news conference in Seoul. PHOTO: REUTERS

SEOUL (REUTERS) - Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong Bin is being questioned by South Korean prosecutors over the country's political scandal, broadcaster YTN reported on Tuesday (Nov 15).

The report, if true, would make him the latest head of a South Korean conglomerate to be grilled by investigators looking into whether President Park Geun Hye put improper pressure on business tycoons to raise funds for two foundations.

A Lotte Group spokesman said he could not confirm the report. A prosecution official was not immediately available for comment.