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Daughter of ousted South Korean leader's friend 'unaware' of Samsung sponsorship details
May 31, 2017 / 6:47 AM / 6 months ago

Daughter of ousted South Korean leader's friend 'unaware' of Samsung sponsorship details

SEOUL (Reuters) - The daughter of a central figure in a corruption scandal that led to the ouster of South Korea’s president said she was unaware of details of Samsung Group’s sponsorship of her equestrian career.

Chung Yoo-ra, the 21-year-old daughter of Choi Soon-sil, answers questions from the press after arriving at the Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, May 31, 2017. REUTERS/Chung Sung-Jun/Pool

Arriving in South Korea from Denmark, Chung Yoo-ra told reporters that her mother had told her she was merely part of a Samsung equestrian team.

Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee has been detained and accused of pledging bribes to a company and organizations tied to Chung’s mother, including Samsung’s financial sponsorship of her equestrian career.

Reporting by Ju-min Park and Jack Kim; Editing by Nick Macfie

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