Former president Roh Tae-woo to pay off fine for corruption this week: sources
Former Korean president Roh Tae-woo is expected to pay off the remainder of a massive fine for corruption as early as this week.
Citing sources close to Roh Sunday, an official from the prosecutor's office said the remaining 23 billion won or roughly 21 million U.S. dollars he still owes the state will be paid on Wednesday or Thursday or by early next week at the latest.
Shin Myong-soo , Roh's former in-law and his younger brother Roh Jae-woo are reported to have agreed to pay off the remainder on the ex-president's behalf.
The former president, who led the country from 1988 to 1993, has insisted the two shoulder the bill, since he had entrusted them with his slush funds.
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