IOC Member's Son Could Face Charges

IOC Member's Son Could Face Charges

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(Sofia, Bulgaria-AP) -- The son of a Korean IOC member is under house-arrest until he's extradited to the US to face charges in the Olympic bribery case.

A judge ruled the charges against John Kim aren't serious enough for him wait in jail.

Kim is accused of lying to FBI investigators and using a fake green card for a "sham" job allegedly arranged by Salt Lake's bid leaders.

Kim is the son of the vice president of the International Olympic Committee.

The elder Kim was warned by the IOC in 1999 after an investigation was launched into alleged bribery by Salt Lake bidders.

The scandal resulted in the resignation or expulsion of 10 IOC members.

The younger Kim is one of three minor players indicted in the scandal.

An extradition hearing is set for December 17.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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