Nation: Park Goes Public

Korean faces TV grilling

Ever since he returned to Washington a month ago, Tongsun Park has kept a low profile. He has been spending most days testifying in secret before the House and Senate ethics committees about his activities during the late 1960s and early '70s as South Korea's celebrated influence buyer in Washington. Because his testimony strikes dread into the hearts of many Washingtonians, most of his old acquaintances, whom he used to wine and dine so lavishly, now shun him. He lives in a rented house, his two Washington mansions seized by the IRS for unpaid taxes. Aside from the...

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