Former Justice Minister Cho Kuk's wife, who was arrested over allegations related to their daughter's college admission and a financial investment, has applied for bail on grounds of failing health and her right to defense, the court said Wednesday.
Chung Kyung-sim, a university professor, filed the request at the Seoul Central District Court.
She was arrested in late October and faces trial on 15 counts related to her involvement in a dubious private equity fund and alleged fabrication of her daughter's credentials for school admission.
Prosecutors said they are opposed to granting bail, citing the possibility that Chung could destroy evidence. (Yonhap)