Daughter of S. Korean tycoon linked to Sewol ferry stays jailed in FranceBy AP News Jul 10, 2014 12:52PM UTC
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.