The tragedy of South Korea's Park Geun-hye What's the accusation? Prosecutors accused Mr Lee of giving donations worth 41bn won ($36m; 29m) to organisations linked to Ms Choi. They alleged this was done to win government support for a big restructuring of Samsung that would help a smooth leadership transition in favour of Mr Lee, ชุดว่ายน้ำ พร้อมส่ง who is standing in as chairman for his ill father, Lee Kun-hee. The controversial merger required support from the national pension fund - the allegation is that this support was granted in return for the donations. In a December parliamentary hearing, Samsung admitted giving a total of 20.4bn won to two บิ กิ นี่ คน อ้วน foundations, but denied seeking favours in return. Mr Lee also confirmed the firm gave a horse and money to help the equestrian career of Ms Choi's daughter, Chung Yoo-ra, something he said he now regrets. What's the political scandal? This centres around President Park's ties to Ms Choi and has brought allegations of cult activities, influence-peddling and leaks of classified information. Ms Choi is a long term family friend whose father had already had close ties with President Park's father who was president in the 1970s. Image copyright AP Image caption The scandal is centred on the close relationship between Ms Park and Ms Choi As well as soliciting donations, Ms Choi is accused of using their friendship to interfere in politics.
Mitch Covington, Monster's vice president of sports marketing, told ESPN on Wednesday that the outfits are a fabric of what the company does at events it sponsors on site. Monster is in its first year of a deal that will pay NASCAR approximately $20 million a year for title sponsorship of its top circuit. "Monster has always been about racing and girls, and that won't change," Covington said. "When we first started in NASCAR with Robby Gordon in 2009, our models today were conservatively dressed compared to what they had on back then." The difference, of course, is prominence. Monster models in tank tops will be front and center, replacing Sprint models who wore firesuits in Victory Lane after a race. Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images Monster Energy received criticism on social media for the outfits the company's models wore at Sunday's Clash at Daytona. But Covington says he has had no discussion with NASCAR officials about changing the outfits and doesn't expect to. NASCAR models have worn even less material in the past, he says. "Look at the old races when the girls wore bathing suits," Covington said. Covington would not say how many models the energy drink brand would have at each race, but said there will be more than the four that showed up last week as compared to the Daytona 500 this week. Covington said the brand contracts as many as 100 women at any given time to represent the Monster Energy logos.
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