Choi Soon-Sil (2nd R), the jailed confidante of impeached South Korean President Park Geun-hye, arrives for her first court hearing in Seoul, South Korea, on Dec. 19, 2016. (Xinhua/POOL)
COPENHAGEN, March 17 (Xinhua) -- Denmark's public prosecution office announced Friday it has decided to extradite Chung Yoo-ra, the daughter of a longtime confidante of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye.
Chung, who has been in police custody in Denmark since January, is accused of involvement in the corruption scandal that led to Park's removal last week.
The Office of the Director of Public Prosecution said in a press release that all conditions to extradite Chung to South Korea have been met.
"After having reviewed the South Korean request for extradition thoroughly, it is our opinion that all conditions for extradition in the Danish Extradition Act are met," said Mohammad Ahsan, deputy director from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Nothing that the case has been subject to great attention in South Korea, Ahsan said "there has been a prevalent understanding" that the case has been handled in line with Danish legislation.
Chung has three days to decide whether she will appeal.
Chung was arrested by Denmark's North Jutland Police on Jan. 1 at the request of Interpol. Her mother Choi Soon-sil is charged with using her friendship with Park to extort funds from large businesses and meddling in state affairs.
Chung, 20, is alleged to have received illegal favors when entering a prestigious South Korean university. She is also accused of being behind economic crimes in collusion with her mother.