Former South Korean President arrested in corruption case

Park Geun-Hye

The South Korean authorities arrested a former President of the country Park Geun-Hye in the case of corruption, said the Agency “Yonhap”. The Seoul court has decided to take her into custody on charges of bribery, abuse of power and divulging state secrets.

According to Reuters, in the detention center, Park Geun-Hye will be up to 20 days.

Park Geun-Hye was ousted on March 10. The reason for the scandal was a fortune teller and a close friend of President Choi sung-SIL. She is accused of pressure on dozens of major firms with the purpose of transfer of their money in two non-profit Foundation. In case of figures, the sum of 77.4 billion won ($65.6 million).

Park Geun-Hye became the third former President, who was arrested on criminal charges after Roh Tae-Woo and Chun Doo-hwan.