Family of South Korean ex-leader promises $156 million for fines

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SEOUL (Reuters) - The family of former South Korean President Chun Doo Hwan on Tuesday pledged more than 170 billion won ($156.4 million) for fines he owes from corruption convictions, bowing to pressure from a public prosecutor armed with a tougher anti-graft law. The new law followed growing public anger over a climate of impunity for the powerful that was seen as enabling political and business leaders convicted of corruption to get off lightly. Chun was a general who seized power in a 1979 coup. ...