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Chung Yoon-hoi (born 1955) is a South Korean businessman. He was the chief of staff to president Park Geun-hye when she was a second-term lawmaker.[1]

Chung Yoon-hoi
Born1955 (age 63–64)
Nationality South Korea
EducationKyung Hee University (Master's Degree)
Choi Soon-sil
(m. 1995; div. 2014)
ChildrenChung Yoo-ra
Korean name
Revised RomanizationJeong Yun-hoe
McCune–ReischauerChŏng Yun-hoe

Tatsuya Kato, former Seoul bureau chief of the Sankei Shimbun newspaper, wrote an article alleging that after the sinking of MV Sewol ferry, president Park was incommunicado for seven important hours, and could have been with Chung at that time.[2] However, he was accused by Korean prosecutors for defamation of President Park.[3]

Chung was previously married to Choi Soon-sil.[4] His daughter, Chung Yoo-ra, is a gold medalists in equestrian.[5]


  1. ^ Fifield, Anna (December 11, 2014). "In South Korea, journalists fear a government clampdown on the press". The Washington Post. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Sankei journalist Tatsuya Kato acquitted of defaming South Korean leader". The Japan Times. December 17, 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
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  4. ^ Kim, Oi-hyun (December 3, 2014). "Pres. Park's former aide and his wife may be at the center of ongoing scandal". The Hankyoreh. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  5. ^ Park, Sojung (September 20, 2014). "S. Korea wins gold in team dressage equestrian at Asiad". Yonhap. Retrieved 23 September 2016.