Cho Yang-ho, embattled CEO of Korean Air, dies at 70
Cho, who himself was under indictment, was embarrassed by explosions of rage by both of his daughters, which went viral and led to their resignations
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April 8, 2019 - by Alex Johnson for nbcnews.com
Cho, who himself was under indictment, was embarrassed by explosions of rage by both of his daughters, which went viral and led to their resignations.
Cho Yang-ho, the chairman and chief executive of Korean Air, whose legal troubles — and colorful daughters — kept him and the airline in an unwanted spotlight, died Sunday, the airline said.
Cho, who was under indictment in South Korea on suspicion of embezzlement and of having steered lucrative contracts to companies run by his family, died in a Los Angeles hospital from an illness that the airline didn't identify.
Cho was ousted from Korean Air's board last month as the scandal mushroomed. He kept his positions as chairman and chief executive of the airline and its parent company, Hanjin Group.
But it was scandals involving his daughters that brought worldwide attention to Cho and his family...