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.