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.



Posted on February 13, 2018, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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