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Samsung offices raided over influence-peddling scandal

SEOUL: South Korean prosecutors on Wednesday raided offices of the Samsung Group as the electronics giant is dragged further into a snowballing influence-peddling scandal that has engulfed President Park Geun-Hye. The raid comes as Samsung faces allegations it bribed Park's confidant Choi Soon-Sil to win state approval for a controversial merger it sought last year. Prosecutors visited the group's Future Strategy Office, which oversees key business decisions, the Yonhap news agency reported. A Samsung spokesman…