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Daughter of woman in South Korea scandal arrested in Denmark

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    In this photo taken on Sept. 20, 2014, South Korea’s Chung Yoo-ra, the daughter of Choi Soon-sil, the confidante of disgraced President Park Geun-hye, competes during the equestrian dressage team competition for the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. South Korean prosecutors said Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, Chung has been arrested in Denmark and authorities are working to get her returned home in connection with a huge corruption scandal.

SEOUL, South Korea >> South Korean prosecutors said Monday that the daughter of the confidante of impeached President Park Geun-hye has been arrested in Denmark, and that authorities were working to get her returned home in connection with a huge corruption scandal.

Park was impeached last month by lawmakers amid public fury over prosecutors’ allegations that she conspired to allow her longtime friend, Choi Soon-sil, to extort companies and control the government.

Denmark police arrested Choi’s daughter, Chung Yoo-ra, over the weekend on charges of staying there illegally.

South Korea had asked Interpol to search for Chung because she didn’t return home to answer questions about the scandal.

South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported that Chung, a former member of the national equestrian team, allegedly took advantage of her mother’s relationship with Park to get unwarranted favors from Seoul’s Ewha Womans University.

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    • 962042015 – SA was going to use “Bunch of amateur clowns” for the South Korea article then realized the title rightfully belongs to all articles related to our utter debacle rail system.

      No other event so mismanaged in the history of the Nei besides rail rightfully deserves the title, “Bunch of amateur clowns.”

      • Actually SA has that phase saved for trumpf and fam. Same situation, conflict$$ all over the place. Big question here. Who pays for the Army of lawyers that trumpf uses to solve these “business” conflict$? Government lawyers should tell trumpf what he cannot do. He has no recourse to rebutt. He cannot bring suit or change government rule. He is the government.

  • “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” The only buffer we have against corruption is a robust free press, and fortunately the press is free and kicking in South Korea. A lot of folks attack the media (e.g., Star-Advertiser) for its flaws, but they should also acknowledge the fact that their voices are heard through the same media. If it weren’t for its free press, South Korea could easily become another North Korea. In the US, Trump’s victory is an indictment of the popular media, portending a rise in the power of social media. The world is going online, and online is the ultimate democratizer. Everyone with internet access is automatically a writer and a publisher. A’ohe hana nui ke alu ‘ia.

  • Wow! Any friends or anyone connected with the impeached President of South Korea are having their credibility and reputations, “tarred and feathered ” with no mercy in sight!

    • Crimes of parent visited upon offspring! However they are the recipients of spoils so they must suffer according to western standards? Strange, like the modern Western World must suffer the teaching of ancient Muslim prophet, “death to the infidels”! Like today’s headline where the ISIS takes credit of the massacre in Turkey.

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