Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott (L) speaks as South Korea's President Park Geun-hye listens on during their press conference at the presidential house in Seoul on April 8, 2014. AFP PHOTO / POOL / Ahn Young-joon
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A top South Korean intelligence official resigned Monday over a scandal with political ramifications involving the fabrication of evidence in an espionage case.The National Intelligence Service (NIS) said Suh Cheon-Ho, one of its three vice-chiefs, stepped down to take reponsibility for the involvement of his staff in the scandal.The two-month investigation uncovered no evidence that top NIS officials had been involved, it said.A third NIS official was indicted two weeks ago.Nam's predecessor as NIS chief, Won Sei-Hoon, was convicted last month of taking bribes and jailed for two years.
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