Following a retrial, a high court in Seoul reduced the sentence of South Korea’s former President Park Geun-hye to 20 years in prison in the latest development of a corruption scandal that led to her impeachment in 2017, the state-owned South Korean press agency Yonhap reported.
The head of Samsung avoided being sent to jail on Tuesday after Korean prosecutors failed to persuade a Seoul court to approve their request for an arrest warrant amid new fraud allegations against him, BBC News reported.
An appellate department of a Seoul High Court revoked bail for former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and sent him back to prison to serve 17 years for bribery and financial embezzlement, the South KoreanYonhap news agency reported. In 2018, a lower court sentenced him to just 15 years on those charges.
Two months after he resigned over a scandal involving forged documents regarding family investments and his children’s university admissions, prosecutors on Tuesday indicted former South Korean Justice Minister Cho Kuk and his wife for bribery and other charges,Reuters reported.
Samsung heir Lee Jae-Yong appeared in a Seoul court Friday on bribery charges, after the Supreme Court overturned his 2017 acquittal.
The wife of South Korea’s former justice minister has been arrested amid a corruption investigation into the family, Reuters reported on Thursday.
Police in 12 countries arrested 338 suspected members of the world’s largest child pornography distribution and consumption network that was run by a 23-year-old South Korean man and funded by cryptocurrency, according to a US Department of Justice press release from Wednesday.
After having served as South Korean justice minister for only 35 days, Cho Kuk resigned on Monday in the face of an investigation into his wife’s alleged financial and academic-related misconduct, the Yonhap News Agency reports.
South Korea’s Supreme Court partially overturned a conviction against Samsung’s Vice Chairman who was given a suspended 2.5 year prison sentence for bribing the country’s ex-president, reported Reuters on Thursday.
The US Justice Department filed corruption charges this week against a Korean husbanding company CEO that resupplied and worked with American naval ships, including aircraft carriers.
In a dynamic week for world-wide police agency Interpol, the organization has accepted two new members, rejected the application of Kosovo and named on Wednesday a new president after the previous one resigned following his arrest in China.
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.
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