South Korean chief’s mother-in-law arrested for forgery of bank document | In the world | Politics

South Korean President Yoon Seok-yeol’s mother-in-law Choi Eun-soon was arrested on Friday for forging a document used in a land purchase deal, Yonhap news agency reported.

The court rejected the defendant’s appeal, finding the 76-year-old woman guilty of fabricating a false bank statement that was later used to buy land in Seongnam city, south of Seoul, from April to October 2013.

In a fake document, the woman indicated that she had deposited about 34.7 billion won (about $27 million) into the account.

In December 2021, the court sentenced Choi Eun-soon to one year in prison in this case, but she has not been arrested since.

It was previously revealed that former US leader Donald Trump forged financial documents to cover up crimes related to the 2016 presidential election.