Court to Suspend Confinement of Yoo Byung-eon's Family Members

Write : 2014-08-28 20:16:19 Update : 2014-08-28 20:19:57

Court to Suspend Confinement of Yoo Byung-eon's Family Members

The court has decided to suspend the confinement of four members of the Yoo family, allowing them to attend the funeral of their patriarch,Yoo Byung-eon, the deceased owner of the sunken Sewol ferry.

The Incheon District Court said Thursday it accepted the request by the family members including Yoo's oldest son Dae-kyun to suspend their detentions from 4 p.m. Friday to 8 p.m. Sunday. 

The court also accepted Yoo's older brother Yoo Byung-il's bail of 30 million won.

Yoo Dae-kyun is on trial on the charge of receiving seven billion won from Chonghaejin Marine Company, the operator of the Sewol and its affiliates. Meanwhile Yoo Byung-eon's brother, wife and brother-in-law are being tried on embezzlement and negligence charges.

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