Former president Roh to pay off remaining corruption fines; prosecutors summon ex-president Chun Doo-hwan's son
Former Korean president Roh Tae-woo will soon pay off all of the fines for corruption charges.
Roh's former in-law Shin Myong-soo returned about 7.3 million U.S. dollars to the state coffers on Monday, and his brother Roh Jae-woo has agreed to pay the remaining 13.7 million dollars by Wednesday.
Once that payment is made, it would complete the former president's payoff in a total of 16 years.
Roh Tae-woo, who led the country from 1988 to 1993, insisted the two shoulder the bill, since he had entrusted them with his slush funds.
In the latest development surrouding a probe into another former president Chun Doo-hwan's unpaid fines and hidden illegal assets, prosecutors summoned Chun's second eldest son Jae-yong Tuesday morning.
This is the first time one of the ex-president's children is being questioned under suspicion of laundering funds amassed illegally during Chun's presidency.
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