May 27, 2014:
France 1, Korea 0.
Well, that was pretty quick. I guess being in France, there weren't many cultists on hand to help her lay low. Surely some of her father's Louvre friends could have hid her somewhere inside the famous museum? I'm really curious to know how they found her and where. Perhaps she turned herself in? Whatever happened, the Frenchies are putting the Korean police to shame.Sunken ferry owner’s daughter detained in France
French law enforcement authorities on Tuesday arrested the oldest daughter of Yoo Byung-eon, the de facto owner of the sunken ferry Sewol, after the Korean police filed an Interpol red notice against two of the irregularity-ridden business tycoon’s four children last Friday.
Yoo’s daughter Som-na has been suspected of being paid shady funds from an affiliate of Chonghaejin Marine Co., the operator of the ill-fated Sewol, when she was the chief of a design firm.
After the extradition process, local investigators are expected to indict the 48-year-old suspect for pocketing company funds via alleged under-the-table deals with her father and family. Som-na had refused to respond to summons from the prosecution until now.
"... irregularity-ridden business tycoon"? That's a nice way of putting it More here from The Korea Times:
Yoo Byung-eun's eldest daughter, Seom-na, also known as Ennette Yoo, has been arrested in Paris, the Ministry of Justice said Tuesday. The ministry said it has asked French authorities to extradite her.
The arrest came days after the 48-year-old daughter and Yoo's second son Keith Yoo, 42, were put on Interpol's wanted list. Yoo and his four children have been hiding here and abroad to avoid investigations into corruption allegations against them.
Ministry officials said the French authorities will decide whether or not to send Seom-na to Korea after holding hearings required for extradition. She is the first member of Yoo's family to be arrested regarding the ferry disaster.
Seom-na headed Moreal Design, a Seoul-based design agency that earned most of its revenues by working for affiliates owned by the Yoo family. She is suspected of having embezzled some 8 billion won while engaging in transactions with Yoo's firms, including Dapanda. ...
The prosecution recently found that the second son, Keith Yoo, made a failed attempt to fly to France from the United States.
I don't quite understand how his "failed attempt" to fly to France didn't result in his arrest. There are certainly no shortage of police/Homeland Security personnel at American airports these days.http://www.morealdesign.com/
Websites don't come much barer than that. May 28, 2014: Daughter of Fugitive South Korea Ferry Owner Arrested, Faces Judge
Yoo Som-Na , 47, was arrested Tuesday at her home near the Champs-Elysees in Paris under an international arrest warrant issued May 8 by South Korean officials. At the court hearing, a judge will determine whether Yoo should be detained in custody, pending a decision to extradite her to South Korea, or be released under judicial watch.May 29: Fugitive Korean tycoon's daughter detained in Paris as part of Sewol investigation
The daughter of a fugitive Korean tycoon accused of being responsible for last month's ferry disaster has been detained in custody in France, pending extradition proceedings. Judicial sources said a judge decided against releasing Yoo Som-Na on bail following her arrest on Tuesday under an international arrest warrant.