Choi Soon-sil’s Daughter to be Repatriated for Investigation


The 21-year-old daughter of Choi Soon-sil will return to South Korea on Wednesday, 245 days after she left for Denmark to avoid the fallout from a massive influence-peddling scandal involving her mother.

A five-member team of South Korean prosecutors and inspectors left for Denmark on Monday for the repatriation of Chung Yoo-ra.

In the corruption scandal that led to the impeachment of ex-President Park Geun-hye, Choi was found to have arranged Samsung Group's financial assistance for her equestrian daughter's training.

Chung will leave a detention center in the Danish city of Aalborg on Tuesday and travel to Copenhagen, where she will then be handed over to the South Korean prosecution.

Once they meet with Chung at Copenhagen Airport, they will fly to Incheon International Airport via Amsterdam on Wednesday afternoon.

The South Korean prosecution plans to arrest and investigate Chung as soon as she returns home.

Chung has been held at the detention center in Aalborg since January, avoiding months of summons by Korean prosecutors. Last week, a Danish court accepted the South Korean prosecution's demand for Chung's extradition. She had initially appealed the decision but later withdrew it.

Source: KBS World Radio