Choi Soon Sil's Daughter Drops Fight Against Extradition

Du Ri Jang, May 25, 2017, 9:34 a.m.

The daughter of ex-President Park Geun-hye's crony Choi Soon-sil on Wednesday dropped an appeal against her extradition from Denmark. Danish prosecutors confirmed on Twitter that Chung Yoo-ra will be extradited to Korea within 30 days, though the date has not yet been set.

After Danish prosecutors decided to send Chung back to Korea on March 17, she filed an appeal in the district court in Aalborg, which upheld the extradition order.

Her lawyer immediately filed an appeal to the High Court.

Chung, a single mother and equestrian accused of being a main beneficiary of her mother's vast slush funds, is expected to be taken into custody by Korean authorities on arrival.

Last December, the special counsel appointed to investigate the massive corruption scandal that brought Park down accused Chung of receiving inappropriate academic favors based on her mother's ties to the president and took out an arrest warrant for her.

The counsel team said in January that it would execute the arrest warrant immediately she returns.

Chung remains in custody under an extended detention order in Denmark.

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