The Associated Press story was just one small fish in a sea of daily news items flowing into the office this month, but those familiar with its history were momentarily transfixed. Kim Woo-chong, former flamboyant chairman of the collapsed South Korean conglomerate, Daewoo Group, recently appeared in a Seoul courtroom to face charges on massive fraud that led to the downfall of the corporate icon. Kim, now 69, fled South Korea in 1999 without a trace, only to mysteriously return in ...

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