The prosecution has sought an arrest warrant for a senior official of the Korea e-Sports Association as part of an investigation into the bribery scandal involving senior presidential secretary for political affairs Jun Byung-hun.
Prosecutors on Wednesday requested a warrant for the association's secretary general, identified only by his surname Cho, on charges of misappropriation of company funds and money laundering.
Cho, who is known to be close to Jun, is accused of providing one of Jun's aides, identified as Yoon, with a corporate credit card when he held no position with the association.
Cho is also suspected of helping three former aides of Jun launder some 110 million won out of 300 million won that Lotte Homeshopping donated to the association in 2015 when Jun was its honorary chairman.