May 31, 2017 / 6:53 AM / 2 months ago

Daughter of ousted South Korean leader's friend 'unaware' of Samsung sponsorship details

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Chung Yoo-ra, the 21-year-old daughter of Choi Soon-sil, answers questions from the press after arriving at the Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, May 31, 2017.Chung Sung-Jun/Pool

SEOUL (Reuters) - The daughter of a central figure in a corruption scandal that led to the ouster of South Korea's president said she was unaware of details of Samsung Group's sponsorship of her equestrian career.

Arriving in South Korea from Denmark, Chung Yoo-ra told reporters that her mother had told her she was merely part of a Samsung equestrian team.

Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee has been detained and accused of pledging bribes to a company and organizations tied to Chung's mother, including Samsung's financial sponsorship of her equestrian career.

Reporting by Ju-min Park and Jack Kim; Editing by Nick Macfie

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