Kofia chief found dead

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Kwon Yong­won, chair­man of the Korea Fi­nan­cial In­vest­ment As­so­ci­a­tion, was found dead at his home in Seoul, Wednesday, po­lice said.

Ac­cord­ing to Bang­bae Po­lice Sta­tion, the fam­ily found the 58-yearold’s body at around 10 a.m. at his house in Seo­cho, Seoul.

They are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the ex­act cause of death.

In the mid­dle of Oc­to­ber, Kwon came un­der fire af­ter a me­dia re­port re­vealed his use of abu­sive lan­guage to his former chauf­feur and a sub­or­di­nate.

He made a pub­lic apol­ogy for his mis­con­duct last week but re­fused to step down from his post, say­ing he would con­tinue his term through to Fe­bru­ary 2021.

Kwon Yong-won

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