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Avatar of GI KoreaBy on September 27th, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Ahn Cheol-soo Has His First Scandal

Ahn Cheol-soo has been a Korean presidential candidate for about a week and he already has his first scandal:

Independent presidential candidate Ahn Cheol-soo apologized Thursday over allegations his wife evaded paying around 10 million won (US$8,940) in taxes by under-reporting the price of an apartment she bought in 2001.

The apology came one day after local media reported allegations that Ahn’s wife, Kim Mi-kyung, did not report the correct price of an apartment she bought in southeastern Seoul by at least 200 million won. Such a move effectively allowed her to pay less acquisition and registration taxes.

Soon after the reports, Ahn’s election campaign team issued a press release saying the apartment’s actual price was indeed different from that reported by Kim and the candidate offered an apology.  [Yonhap]

You can read the rest at the link, but Ahn’s wife made over a $500,000 profit after selling the apartment last year.

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  • Conway Eastwood
    6:32 pm on September 27th, 2012 1

    “Bow down, when I come to your town. Bow down, when I’m westward bound. Bow down, because I’m not a hater like you; bow down to somebody that’s greater than you. Fool.”

  • a98cer
    8:06 pm on September 27th, 2012 2

    He is just practicing for the bigger scandals he will have, if elected.

  • Baek In-je
    8:25 pm on September 27th, 2012 3

    All Korean candidates have scandals. It is the pervasive culture of cheating and lying that they dont seem to think there is anything wrong with.

  • Leon LaPorte
    9:28 pm on September 27th, 2012 4

    Welcome to the Club!

    /now he’s legit, er, so to speak


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