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France: Daughter of S. Korean tycoon stays jailed
French court refuses to free daughter of South Korean magnate believed linked to sunken ferry
Associated Press
2014-07-09 11:22 PM

PARIS (AP) -- The daughter of a South Korean fugitive businessman believed linked to a deadly April ferry disaster must stay in a French jail pending a decision on whether she is extradited.

Yoo Somena, daughter of billionaire Yoo Byung-eun, is facing extradition to South Korea based on suspicions of embezzling $8 million between 2004 and 2013.

She was detained May 27 in Paris on an international warrant, but asked to be released pending the extradition decision Sept. 17. A Paris judge on Wednesday rejected the request, arguing that she could flee the country.

South Korean authorities are seeking to arrest Yoo Byung-eun, accused of tax evasion, embezzlement and professional negligence. His family owns the parent company of the Sewol ferry that sank April 16, leaving more than 300 people dead or missing.

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