|A former KT executive has been arrested for allegedly giving favors to a lawmaker's daughter so she could get a full-time position at the company. Yonhap|
By Jung Min-ho
A former executive at KT, Korea's second largest mobile carrier, has been arrested on charges of giving favors to a lawmaker's daughter during the company's hiring process in 2012.
The Seoul Southern District Prosecutors' Office said Thursday that the court issued an arrest warrant for the suspect, 63, surnamed Kim, for allegedly giving favors to Rep. Kim Sung-tae's daughter.
The daughter, who became a KT intern in April 2011, was later hired as a full-time employee.
Investigators confirmed that she failed to make it through a document review, the first stage of the hiring process.
The prosecution suspects that Kim, former floor leader of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party, peddled his influence to secure a position for his daughter.
She left the company in February 2018.