The prosecution is seeking arrest warrants for three Yonsei University professors in a widening investigation into an admissions bribery scandal rocking one of the nation’s most prestigious universities.
The three ― who belong to the department of physical education ― are suspected of taking bribes from parents in return for giving illegal favors to their children in the admissions process.
Judge Yoo Chang-hoon at the Seoul Western District Court will hold a hearing on Wednesday to decide on their arrest.
The scandal surfaced last March after the Ministry of Education announced a list of suspicious professors and students after a special audit of Yonsei.
Such a scandal is not new to the school. In 2014, Lee Kwang-eun, then head coach of its baseball team, was sentenced to a suspended jail term for taking 30 million won in return for helping a student’s admission into the school.