Politician buys votes by giving away Viagra to elderly voters


Viagra (illustration) 
By: Mahesh Sarin

Police launched an investigation after a politician allegedly handed out free Viagra in exchange for votes, police in South Korea said.

Suwon police said that the politician, who was not identified, was caught with a large amount of Viagra, which is an erectile dysfunction drug.

On Wednesday, people will go the polls to choose their future leaders. If the allegations turn out to be true, the politician will not be allowed to serve even if he wins the election.

The politician also faces up to five years in prison, and a fine of up to $9,000. Those found guilty of accepting Viagra in exchange for a vote, face a fine of up to 50 times the cash value of the gift.

Police launched the investigation, after learning that elderly people have been getting free Viagra during campaign rallies.