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Top aide to dead Sewol-ho ferry owner surrenders Updated: 2014-07-29 22:00:26 KST

After two months of being on the run, 55-year-old Yang Hwe-jeong,[ ] described as one of the closest aides to Yoo Byung-eon has turned himself in.
Yang appeared at the Incheon District Prosecutor's Office this Tuesday morning, and now faces charges of helping Yoo Byung-eun evade authorities.
Yang, who also worked as the driver for Yoo. was last seen at the end of May on surveillance camera in Suncheon, southern Korea-- the same city where Yoo was found dead, and at around the time Yoo is believed to have died.
Authorities believe Yang holds answers to what Yoo Byung-eun was doing right before he passed away.
Yang's surrender comes one day after his wife and another close aide to Yoo Byung-eun, turned themselves in
And a few days after Yoo's eldest son was arrested.
Yoo's younger son remains at large.

The hunt for the Yoo family is all in the name of finding the exact cause of the deadly ferry accident that killed more than 300 people.
Even President Park Geun-hye has said the Yoo Byung-eun family was the "root cause" of the disaster.
However the real causes of the accident are still unclear.
Lawmakers at the National Assembly, because of partisan differences, have not been able to pass a bill aimed at coming up with the answers of what exactly caused the ferry accident on April 16th.
Connie Lee, Arirang News.

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