January 02, 2017 13:35
The fugitive daughter of President Park Geun-hye's longtime crony Choi Soon-sil was arrested in Aalborg, Denmark on Sunday.
Chung Yoo-ra is suspected of being a main beneficiary of an extortion racket her mother ran with the connivance of Cheong Wa Dae.
At the time of her arrest, Chung was with four other people including a baby. She is being held for illegal entry after Interpol issued an all-points bulletin for her on Dec. 27 at Korea's request.
The independent counsel investigating the scandal hopes to have her extradited and will want to know which route she took from neighboring Germany, where she and her mother have holdings worth millions of euros.
The independent counsel took out an arrest warrant for her on Dec. 20 on charges of obstruction of justice.
Chung has incensed many young people in Korea with her underhand preferential admission to Ewha Womans University, which was revoked earlier last month as the scandal engulfed the head of the prestigious school, who resigned in disgrace.
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