WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday it had worked with South Korean authorities to recover more than $28.7 million in corruption proceeds linked to former South Korean President Chun Doo Hwan.
More than $1.2 million will be forfeited to the United States. Chun was convicted in a South Korean court in 1997 for accepting more than $200 million in bribes. He laundered some of those funds through trusts and shell companies in the United States, the Justice Department said.
(Reporting by Emily Stephenson; Editing by Eric Beech)