Friend the ex-President of South Korea sentenced to three years in prison
The investigation found that Choi sung-SIL used his connections with Park Geun-Hye for illegal pressure on the University, where he studied her daughter Chung Yoo RA.
SEOUL, June 23. /TASS/. A friend of former South Korean President Park Geun-Hye — Choi sung-SIL, which became a defendant in the previously erupted in the country a corruption scandal, was sentenced to a three-year prison term for illegal pressure on the University, where he studied her daughter Chung Yoo RA. This was reported on Friday the Agency Yonhap.
The investigation found that Choi sung-SIL used his connections with the President to demand that the leadership of the University favors to Jung Yu RA.
In particular, she was accused of collusion with the administration of the institution, the purpose of which was the arrival of her daughter. Later she also allegedly demanded from the teaching staff to put Jung Yu RA estimates for the work which she actually is not handed over, said Yonhap.
This is the first conviction against Choi sung-SIL. The court is now several more cases in which in relation to it put forward certain allegations. She is the main defendant in the corruption scandal that erupted in the Republic of Korea in the past year. So, the investigation found that she was not occupying any public office, was devoted to the details of governance and interfered with the course of political decision-making at the highest level, including the appointment of Ministers and the strengthening of confrontation with the DPRK.
In addition, Choi sung-SIL, using their influence, forced a number of South Korean corporations to make multimillion-dollar donations to associated funds — Mir and K-Sports, with the result that these financial institutions received 80 billion won ($72 million). Choi sung-SIL was detained by prosecutors on charges of fraud on October 31, 2016, and November 3 Seoul district court issued a warrant for her arrest.
As a result, in December last year, Parliament announced the impeachment of Park Geun-Hye, and March 10, 2017 this decision was confirmed by the constitutional court. March 31, the ex-President was arrested and placed in detention. Against it set forth a number of charges, including corruption, abuse of office, extortion and disclosure of state secrets.