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Choi's daughter booked on flight to Korea this week: report

The daughter of former President Park Geun-hye's close friend has been booked on a flight to Seoul this week after avoiding the prosecution's summons for months, a local news channel reported Monday.

Chung Yoo-ra, the 21-year-old daughter of Choi Soon-sil, has been held at a detention center in Denmark since January on suspicion of illegal stay. South Korean prosecutors have demanded her extradition in connection with a massive corruption scandal centered on her mother, which eventually led to the ouster of Park in March.

Last week a Danish court accepted the South Korean prosecution's demand. Chung initially planned to appeal the decision but later withdrew it.

She is booked on a flight leaving Copenhagen on Tuesday and arriving at Seoul's Incheon International Airport the next day via Amsterdam, cable network MBN reported.

She is expected to be taken away by prosecutors upon arrival for questioning on suspicions she received admission and grading favors at Ewha Womans University and irregular funding for her equestrian training from Samsung Group.

It is unclear, however, whether Chung will board the plane. (Yonhap)

Lee Sung-won  edt@koreapost.com

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