Embezzlement Conviction of South Korean Business Leader

Hyundai Chairman Is Convicted
Of Embezzlement, Other Charges

February 4, 2007 9:38 p.m.

SEOUL — A South Korean court found Hyundai Motor Co. chairman Chung Mong Koo guilty of embezzlement and fraud and sentenced him to three years in prison, breaking a pattern of leniency for high-profile executives convicted of white-collar crime and showing an increasing resolve in raising the standards of corporate governance for the nation’s big companies.

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