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Alleged South Korean Gambling Kingpin Arrested

31 August 2006

SEOUL, South Korea – As reported by UPI: "Prosecutors in South Korea have arrested a comedian-turned-entrepreneur who they believe is a central figure in a recent nationwide gambling scandal.

"Kim Min-seok, 41, allegedly bribed government officials for business favors on behalf of the gaming industry, The Korea Herald reports.

"…Min-seok burst onto the videogame scene in the late 1990s, following a stint in show business, when he launched a series of popular games that grew into a multibillion-dollar empire of gambling arcades."

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