Nation: Park Talks (a Little)

He calls his bribery "an American success story

His black shoes sparkled, his gold watch glittered. In the lapel of his crisp blue jacket a gold pin with five pearls gleamed. Under the hot glare of TV lights he kept dry and cool, sipping club soda. From behind the immaculate facade, however, came a sordid account of influence peddling. In two days of public hearings before the House ethics committee, Tongsun Park, the South Korean rice broker and Georgetown party host, provided the details of how he gave 31 past and present Congressmen, two...

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