MLB hopeful Oh questioned over gambling

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SEOUL: A star South Korean pitcher pursuing a US major league baseball contract was grilled by prosecutors Wednesday over allegations that he illegally gambled overseas. Oh Seung-Hwan, one of the most successful closers in the history of Korean baseball, was questioned for five hours, a spokesman at the Seoul District Prosecution Office said. South Korean law prohibits its citizens gambling abroad, and habitual violators can face stiff fines and even jail time. Yonhap news agency said the prosecutors had secured testimony from the operator of a gambling salon for South Koreans in Macau who claimed that Oh was one of his customers.

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