Park Geun-Hye faces the next 24 years of her life in prison after being convicted of corruption
The corruption scandal erupted late last year and has engulfed South Korea's political and business elite
Ban has a team of politicians and former diplomats supporting him and has made several campaign-style appearances.
The refusal comes aas a setback to prosecutors probing a corruption scandal engulfing President Park Geun-Hye
The judge may not announce his decision until after midnight
Samsung has acknowledged providing funds to the three institutions
Lee denied some of the suspicions against him but had admitted to others
Ban said he was prepared to meet with the public this week before making a "selfless decision"
Lee would be quizzed as a "suspect" in connection to bribery, prosecutors said
Ban does not belong to any political party and has been out of the country for most of the past decade
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