S.Korea pardons Daewoo founder, death-row inmates

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SEOUL, Dec 31 (Reuters) - South Korea's president on Monday commuted the death sentences of six inmates on death row and pardoned the founder of the Daewoo conglomerate, convicted of fraud in one of the biggest corporate bankruptcies in history. South Korean presidents traditionally hand out pardons for the new year. President Roh Moo-hyun granted amnesty to Daewoo's Kim Woo-choong, 71, along with 74 other people, including convicted business leaders, the Justice Ministry said in a ...

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