South Korea’s national swimming body raided over alleged corruption


Prosecutors said Wednesday they have raided the headquarters of South Korea’s national swimming organization in eastern Seoul and the offices of its executive officer and other officials over suspicions they misappropriated government funds.

The Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office said they have raided the Korea Swimming Federation (KSF) and some 20 other related organizations, including the KSF’s branch office in Gangwon Province.

One of the organization’s executive officers, whose identity was withheld, and other related officials have been arrested over the allegations.

Computer hard drives and documents on projects supporting the country’s sports industry have been confiscated, according to prosecutors.

The raid came a few days after the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced that it would stop providing subsidies to the national swimming body due to the alleged corruption.

Read Yonhap News Agency

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