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Daughter of ousted SoKor leader’s friend arrested

COPENHAGEN (Xinhua) – Chung Yoo-ra, the daughter of a longtime confidante of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye, has been delivered to South Korea, local media reported Tuesday.

The 20-year-old, who was wanted for questioning in connection with a major corruption probe in her home country, is on her way home to South Korea, Danish news agency Ritzau cited the communication officer at the prosecutor’s office Simon Gosvig as saying.

Chung was arrested by Denmark’s North Jutland Police on Jan. 1 in Aalborg. Her mother Choi Soon-sil is charged with using her friendship with Park to extort funds from large businesses and meddling in state affairs.

Chung is alleged to have received illegal favors when entering a prestigious South Korean university. She is also accused of being behind economic crimes in collusion with her mother, which she denied.

Initially, Chung fought against a local court’s decision to extradite her and appealed. On April 19, the Court of Aalborg upheld the extradition decision so that she can stand her trial in South Korea. She dropped her opposition last week.

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