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Sport South Korea Court Upholds 20-Year Sentence for Ex-President Park

07:05  14 january  2021
07:05  14 january  2021 Source:   msn.com

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South Korea 's Supreme Court has upheld a 20 - year jail term for former President Park Geun-hye who was found guilty of abuse of power and coercion. The ruling on Thursday upheld a reduced jail term given to Park in July after she was originally sentenced to serve a prison term of around 30 years.

SEOUL (BLOOMBERG) - Former South Korean president Park Geun-hye is set to spend much of her remaining years in prison, after the Supreme Court upheld a 20 - year prison sentence for a corruption conviction.

(Bloomberg) -- Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye is set to spend much of her remaining years in prison, after the Supreme Court upheld a 20-year prison sentence for a corruption conviction.

The court Thursday delivered what is likely to be its final verdict on the fate of 68-year-old Park, which followed an appeal filed by prosecutors against a ruling in July that reduced her prison term.

Park Geun-hye et al. posing for a picture: South Korea's Former President Park Geun-hye And Samsung Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee Arrive At Court © Bloomberg South Korea's Former President Park Geun-hye And Samsung Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee Arrive At Court

Park Geun-hye, left, at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul in 2017.

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South Korea Court Upholds 20-Year Sentence for Ex-President Park

  South Korea Court Upholds 20-Year Sentence for Ex-President Park Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye is set to spend much of her remaining years in prison, after the Supreme Court upheld a 20-year prison sentence for a corruption conviction. The court Thursday delivered what is likely to be its final verdict on the fate of 68-year-old Park, which followed an appeal filed by prosecutors against a ruling in July that reduced her prison term. © Bloomberg South Korea's Former President Park Geun-hye And Samsung Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee Arrive At Court Park Geun-hye, left, at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul in 2017.

File photo: Xinhua. South Korea . + FOLLOW. The ruling means Park , who was ousted from office and arrested in 2017, potentially serves a combined 22 years behind bars. Park , who says she’s a victim of political revenge, has refused to attend her trials since October 2017 and did not attend the

Park , South Korea ’s first female president , was accused of colluding with her friend Choi Soon-sil in taking tens of millions of dollars from chaebols, the country’s family-owned conglomerates. The high-profile graft scandal sparked massive protests across the country, with hundreds of thousands of

Park had boycotted the proceedings. She has blamed that courts under the progressive leader who followed her, President Moon Jae-in, of bias while denying any wrongdoing. Moon’s administration has rejected Park’s claims.

Park took office in 2013 as the country’s first female president but was impeached by parliament in 2016, and removed by the Constitutional Court in 2017 before her term ended. She was later convicted of criminal charges including bribery, extortion, abuse of power in 2018.

South Korean presidents have a history of leaving office under a cloud. Three elected since full democracy in 1987 have been convicted of criminal charges and others, together with family members, have faced investigations for suspected graft after their single, five-year terms ended.

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A court in Seoul on Tuesday sentenced Choi Soon-sil, a confidante of former South Korean leader Park Geun-hye, to 20 years Read more: Opinion: South Korea needs courage to undertake reforms. Reading out the verdict, the judge said Park "abandoned constitutionally-given responsibility and gave

SEOUL, South Korea -- Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was formally convicted and sentenced to 24 years in prison on Friday, a year after she was driven from office and arrested over a corruption scandal that saw months of massive street rallies calling for her ouster.

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Park’s conservative predecessor, Lee Myung-bak, is also in prison for corruption.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak Arrives For Questioning In Bribery Probe © Bloomberg Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak Arrives For Questioning In Bribery Probe

Lee Myung-bak in 2018.

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South Korea 's former President Park Geun-hye has been sentenced to 24 years in jail after she was found guilty of abuse of power and coercion. The verdict was broadcast live and represents the culmination of a scandal which rocked the country, fuelling rage against political and business elites.

Former South Korean President Park sentenced to 24 years in prison. Supporters of South Korea 's former president Park Geun-hye gather during a rally demanding her release Park was accused of being unduly influenced by Choi. The court which upheld her impeachment agreed with

Clemency has granted for convicted former presidents serving time but there is no indication that Moon intends to extend the favor to the two imprisoned conservative leaders. Lee Nak-yon, leader of Moon’s ruling Democratic Party, raised the issue of granting pardons on New Year’s Day but retracted his comments after facing a backlash from Moon supporters.

The country’s strict campaign finance laws and the concentration of economic power mainly in the hands of family-controlled conglomerates has created questionable relationships between businesses and politicians.

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Park, the daughter of a former authoritarian leader, was convicted of receiving bribes from companies and pressuring top business executives to donate tens of millions of dollars to foundations run by a long-time friend.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Samsung Electronics Jay Y. Lee Arrives For Bribery Trial © Bloomberg Samsung Electronics Jay Y. Lee Arrives For Bribery Trial

Jay Y. Lee, center, arrives at the Seoul Central District Court on Dec. 30, 2020.

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South Korea court upholds jail for ex-president Park, clearing way for chance of a pardon

  South Korea court upholds jail for ex-president Park, clearing way for chance of a pardon South Korea court upholds jail for ex-president Park, clearing way for chance of a pardonSEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's top court upheld on Thursday a 20-year jail sentence for former President Park Geun-hye on graft charges that led to her downfall, bringing an end to the legal process and so for the first time raising the possibility of a pardon.

Her case extended to billionaire Samsung Electronics Co. heir Jay Y. Lee, who was charged in early 2017 on charges of bribery and corruption. Prosecutors alleged that Samsung provided horses and other payments to Park’s friend to win support to help ease his succession. Lee was initially convicted and sentenced to five years in prison, but the sentence was suspended in 2018 and he was released.

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Park’s term was also marred by the country’s worst maritime disaster in 2014 when the Sewol ferry capsized, killing 304. She faced mass protests and calls for her resignation then, with critics saying she neglected her duties.

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When she was finally forced from office, her conservative bloc was in the political wilderness and Moon’s progressives in ascendancy, but times have changed since then.

In December, conservatives made a rare apology for the corruption of their two past presidents, a landmark gesture as the opposition sought to retake the presidency in a little more than a year. The move came after a series of domestic stumbles pushed the approval rate for Moon’s government to a record low in December in a major tracking poll and opinion surveys indicate conservatives have been gathering momentum.

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