Former South Korean president jailed for 25 years[/rtl]
[rtl]Release date: 2018/8/24 8:20 • 92 times scheduled[/rtl]
(Reuters) - A South Korean appeals court sentenced former President Pak John Hye to 25 years in jail on Friday for a corruption scandal that ousted her from power in early 2017, the Yonhap news agency reported.
The Seoul High Court found that Pak was guilty of charges, including bribery, the agency said.
A 24-year-old court sentenced Ms. Pak to 24 years in prison in April, saying she had colluded with her friend Choi Sun-seil to get tens of billions of Korean currency "won" from large groups such as Samsung and Lotte to support the Choi family and fund nonprofit enterprises.
Prosecutors appealed the sentence and demanded that the sentence be commuted