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.
Prosecutors asked that former South Korean president Park Geun-hye be sentenced to 30 years in prison, accusing her of “disrupting constitutional order and damaging the public’s trust in state power” as part of her ongoing corruption trial, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.
Lee Jae-yong, the heir to the Samsung Group, left his jail cell a free man on Monday, after serving only one year of the five he was sentenced to for bribery and embezzlement, according to Reuters.
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.
Lee Jae-yong, the de facto head of Samsung, denied during his trial on Wednesday allegations that he bribed South Korea’s impeached ex-President Park Gue-hye to keep control of his business empire.
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.
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.
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.
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.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye offered to resign in a televised address on Tuesday after five straight weeks of massive protests calling for her to step down over a bizarre corruption scandal.
South Korean police detained a personal confidante of President Park Geun-hye for questioning on Monday amid a bizarre corruption scandal that has prompted tens of thousands to take to the streets to demand the president’s resignation.
The prime minister of South Korea offered his resignation on Monday, having become the target of his own war on corruption.
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