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    S Korean Prosecutors Seek Arrest Warrant for Korean Air Lines Chairman - Reports

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - South Korean prosecutors are seeking an arrest warrant for Korean Air CEO Cho Yang-ho on charges of embezzlement and tax evasion, Yonhap news agency reported on Monday.

    The prosecutors suspect Cho of evading about $45 million in inheritance tax and embezzling roughly $17.8 million from the company, according to the media.

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    The Korean Air CEO was reportedly questioned last Thursday. Some of his family members, including two daughters, also went in for questioning. Cho's older daughter, Hyun-ah, spoke to South Korean immigration officials who suspect she might have hired houseworkers from the Philippines without following the necessary procedures.

    Cho Hyun-ah achieved widespread notoriety after a 2014 incident, when she forced two flight attendants to beg forgiveness on their knees after macadamia nuts were served to her in a bag, rather than on a plate. Cho then insisted that the plane turn back to the airport so that the flight attendants could be ejected. The airline heiress was sentenced to a year in prison, but released after several months.

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