Former South Korean President indicted on 14 counts

The official charges brought against the ousted President of South Korea Park Geun-Hye and Chairman of Lotte Group Shin Dong-Bina, said on Monday, April 17, the Agency “Yonhap”. The most serious crimes, the alleged former head of state: bribery, abuse of power and divulging state secrets.

Park Geun-Hye also is accused along with his girlfriend Choi sung-SIL forced the Korean business structure to transfer $ 68 million to nonprofit foundations Mir and K-Sports, and then extorted bribes from the management of these organizations. In addition, the former President received bribes from corporations Samsung and Lotte totaling 59,2 billion KRW, or 52.02 million dollars, according to the prosecution.

As the “Yonhap”, the head of Lotte Group Shin Dong-Bin will stand trial on charges of transfer of about 6.2 million dollars to Fund K-Sports Foundation, under the control of Choi sung-SIL.

The South Korean authorities arrested Park Geun-Hye on charges of corruption on March 30. It is assumed that in prison she will spend several months. March 31, former leader of the country was transferred to solitary confinement. Park Geun-Hye, denied all allegations during questioning.

Park Geun-Hye was ousted on March 10. Political scandal started with the fact that a close friend of the President, the fortune teller Choi sung-SIL, suspected in the pressure on dozens of the largest firms of the country with the purpose of transfer of their money to nonprofit foundations. The impeachment caused a split in South Korean society. In Seoul held a demonstration in support of Park Geun-Hye.