Former South Korean president's daughter gets suspended jail term

SEOUL (AFP) - The daughter of former South Korean president Roh Moo Hyun was handed a four-month suspended jail sentence today for illegally transferring 1.3 billion won (S$1.5 million) abroad.

Roh Jeong Yeon was convicted of transferring 1.3 billion won to the United States in order to buy an apartment in New Jersey in 2007, without reporting the transaction to local financial authorities.

It was not immediately known whether she would appeal the ruling by the Seoul Central District Court.

The former president jumped to his death from a cliff behind his retirement home in May 2009 after being questioned by prosecutors about suspected corruption scandals involving his family.

Roh's brother, Roh Geon Pyeong, was arrested in 2008 on separate bribery charges before being pardoned in 2010.

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