|Former conservative lawmaker Chung Doo-un / Korea Times file|
Former conservative lawmaker Chung Doo-un was found dead on a mountain near an apartment complex in Seoul on Tuesday after an apparent suicide, police said.
Chung, who was a lawmaker of the now-defunct Saenuri Party, was a close confidant of President Lee Myung-bak.
Chung left a suicide note that his wife found and reported to police. Police are now working to determine the cause of his death. (Yonhap)