Former South Korean President received eight years in prison

Former South Korean President received eight years in prison

It is noted that Park Geun-Hye is already serving a 24-year period.


TASS, July 20. Former South Korean President Park Geun-Hye, who is already serving a 24-year sentence in prison, received on Friday a further eight years imprisonment on two other criminal cases. This was reported to the Agency Yonhap.

It is noted that the Seoul district court on Friday sentenced Park Geun-Hye in two different cases, even to six and two years of imprisonment.

The ex-President is accused of bribery and embezzlement of public funds. The court also imposed a fine in the amount of 3.3 billion Korean won (approximately $2.91 million).

The Park Geun-Hye in this court, as all past, not present — the former President is boycotting them, calling the “politically motivated and unfair”.

South Korean prosecutors were required for the former President of 15 years imprisonment.

Park Geun-Hye accused of receiving bribes from the leadership of the National intelligence service. In addition, according to investigators, the ex-President gave the orders to conduct rigged polls before the General election in 2016 to nominate their friends as candidates from the ruling party. This act is considered as interference in the elections.

Scandal, Park Geun-Hye broke out in the fall of 2016, when the media reported about the impact on her friend Choi sung-SIL. The last few years, she was aware of the details of state management and interfered with the course of political decision-making at the highest level. She also has put pressure on some major companies to those listed in controlled funds large amount.