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South Korea sentences Ex-President’s best friend to 20 years Imprisonment

Coree-du-Sud-la-confidente-de-l-ombre-de-l-ex-presidente-condamnee-a-20-ans-de-prison.jpgthe secret confidante of ousted South Korean president Park Geun-Hye was convicted on Tuesday and jailed for 20 years for herkey role in the scandal that brought down the head of state.

 

Choi Soon-Sil, who became close to Park through her father, a shadowy religious figure was vilified during the massive nationwide protests that rocked Asia’s fourth-largest economy and culminated in Park’s impeachment last year.

 

The Seoul Central District Court found Choi guilty of abuse of power, bribery and interfering in government business. The verdict is a potential pointer to the decision in Park’s separate trial since 15 of the 18 charges Choi faced mirror counts on the ex-president’s own indictment.  Judge Kim Se-Yoon told a packed courtroom that Choi took advantage of “long private ties” with Park to force companies to donate funds to foundations she controlled and used for personal gain.

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