Fifteen of the 18 charges Choi faced mirror counts on the former president’s indictment. Choi’s fellow accused, Shin Dong-bin, the chairman of Lotte, South Korea’s fifth-biggest conglomerate, was sentenced to two and a half years in prison. He was arrested in court, having been on bail during the trial.
Friend of former South Korea leader jailed for 20 years; Lotte chief arrested Choi Soon Sil arriving at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul for the verdict on her case, on Feb 13, 2018
The former South Korean president Park Geun-hye has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for abuse of power and corruption, in a scandal that exposed webs of double-dealing between political leaders and conglomerates, and the power of a Rasputin-like figure at the top of government.
Prosecutors had demanded a 25-year jail term for Choi Soon-sil on charges including coercion, bribery, influence-peddling and abuse of authority for using her links to the former president for
A South Korean court has sentenced Choi Soon-sil, a friend and adviser to former president Park Geun-hye, to 20 years in jail for corruption, influence-peddling and abuse of power. Choi was at the heart of a massive corruption scandal that led to the impeachment of Ms Park, the country’s first female president.
This file photo taken on January 16, 2017 shows Choi Soon-sil (C), the woman at the centre of the South Korean political scandal and long-time friend of President Park Geun-hye, arriving for
FILE PHOTO – Choi Soon-sil, the woman at the centre of the South Korean political scandal and long-time friend of President Park Geun-hye, arrives for a hearing arguments for South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment trial at the Constitutional Court in Seoul, South Korea, January 16, 2017.
A close friend of the former South Korean president, Park Geun-hye, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison over corruption, in a case that led to Park’s impeachment. Choi Soon-sil was found
The friend of former South Korean leader Park Geun-hye, who was at the centre of an influence-peddling scandal that rocked the country’s business and political elite, has been sentenced to three years in jail, Yonhap News Agency reported on Friday.
South Korea: Ex-president Park Geun-hye’s friend jailed for 20 years for corruption. The verdict against Choi Soon-sil sets the stage for a longer jail term for Park, who is facing similar charges in a separate trial. The court also ordered immediate arrest of Lotte group boss Shin Dong-bin.