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Ex-UN chief Ban ‘perplexed and embarrassed’ over relatives’ bribery case

SEOUL: Former United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon, who is expected to run for president of South Korea, said he was "perplexed and embarrassed" over bribery accusations brought by US prosecutors this week against his brother and nephew. Ban's younger brother Ban Ki-sang and his nephew Joo Hyun Bahn were accused in a Manhattan federal court on Tuesday of a scheme to bribe a Middle Eastern official for an attempted $800 million sale of a building complex in Vietnam. "I am perplexed and embarrassed that close members of my…