A Seoul court sentenced Friday the former President of South Korea Lee Myung-bak to 15 years in prison for abuse of power and embezzlement, making the 76-year-old the fourth of his country’s leaders to be convicted, the Korea Herald reported.
A South Korean court found former President Park Guen-Hye guilty of bribery, coercion and power abuse and sent her behind bars for 24 years in a landmark ruling meant to send a message to future leaders, CNN reported Friday.
Ex-president Lee Myung-bak was arrested on Thursday on charges of bribery, abuse of power, embezzlement, and tax evasion, Channel News Asia reported.
A former South Korean president is being summoned on allegations of bribery by prosecutors currently investigating high-level political corruption in the country, Reuters reported Tuesday.
US authorities have charged on Tuesday a former US contracting officer and a Korean government official with taking US$ 3 million in bribes for enabling a South Korea-based company win construction contracts worth over US$ 400 million.
Lee Jae-yong, Samsung’s billionaire heir and South Korea’s third-richest man, was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for his role in a sprawling corruption scandal that has gripped the country and toppled its former president.
Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye pleaded not guilty on Tuesday in the first hearing of a criminal trial that could see her imprisoned for life.
Factories, hospitals and major corporations around the world grounded to a halt Friday after ransomware hit 200,000 targets in 150 countries, the largest cyber-attack of its kind ever recorded.
South Korean prosecutors Monday indicted the second top businessman suspected of involvement in the bribery scandal that led to the arrest of ex-President Park Geun-hye and her childhood friend.
Samsung’s de facto leader Lee Jae-yong denied on Friday bribery allegations at his first court hearing in connection to the influence-peddling scandal that end of last year lead to the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye, state media reported.
Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was arrested on Friday over a corruption and influence-peddling scandal that led to mass protests and her removal from office, local media reported.
Greece’s chief corruption prosecutor, Eleni Raikou, resigned this weekend after being targeted by "unofficial power centers" over her investigation into alleged bribery of state officials by a Swiss pharmaceutical company.
South Korea’s Constitutional Court ruled on Friday to uphold the impeachment of president Park Geun-hye over a corruption scandal, making her the country’s first democratically elected president to be removed from office.
Nearly a quarter of Asia's population had to pay a bribe to public servants last year, mostly to police officers, according to a landmark study Transparency International released Tuesday.
Swiss engineering company ABB accused on Wednesday an executive at its South Korean subsidiary responsible for ethics training of leading a "sophisticated criminal scheme" to steal millions.
Samsung Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong was arrested on Friday for his alleged connection to the influence-peddling scandal that rocked South Korea at the end of last year and lead to the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye, state media reported.
A South Korean court rejected Thursday an arrest warrant sought by prosecutors for Samsung Group leader Lee Jae-yong over his alleged involvement in a graft scandal that has led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye, state media reported.
South Korean prosecutors sought a warrant Monday to arrest Samsung Group leader Lee Jae-yong in a bribery case linked to last month’s impeachment of the country’s President Park Geun-hye, state media reports.
Special prosecutors investigating an influence-peddling scandal that has rattled South Korean politics filed additional charges on Monday against Choi Soon-sil, a jailed personal confidante of President Park Geun-hye, state media reports.
South Korea’s parliament voted on Friday to impeach President Park Geun-hye over a bizarre corruption scandal that sparked massive street protests, leaving the country uncertain over its political future and contemplating reform to a system that has long been in the grip of oligarchs.
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