SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's special prosecutor on Monday indicted National Pension Service (NPS) Chairman Moon Hyung-pyo on charges of abuse of power and giving false testimony.


The special prosecutor's office said in a text message it would provide further details in a regular briefing later on Monday.


Moon was arrested in December after acknowledging ordering the world's third-largest pension fund to support the $8 billion merger last year of two Samsung Group affiliates while he was head of the health ministry, which oversees the NPS.


(Reporting by Ju-min Park; Editing by Tony Munroe and Michael Perry)