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South Korea court hands 24-year jail term to ex-president Park, found guilty of bribery

Published on 6 Apr 2018 6:35:36 PM

A South Korean court jailed former President Park Geun-hye for 24 years on Friday over a scandal that exposed webs of corruption between political leaders and the country's conglomerates.
The court also fined Park, the daughter of a former military dictator, 18 billion won or 16.9 million dollars after finding her guilty of charges including bribery, abuse of power and coercion.