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Ousted South Korean president’s friend sentenced to 20 years in prison for corruption

Choi Soon-sil, the friend of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison over corruption.

South Korea’s Park Geun-Hye ‘took money from spy agency’

Ousted South Korean president Park Geun-Hye was charged Thursday with accepting millions of dollars worth of bribes from the state spy agency, news reports said.

South Korea prosecutors seek 25 years for ex-president’s friend

The powerful secret confidante at the centre of the sprawling corruption scandal that brought down South Korean president Park Geun-Hye should spend the next quarter of a century in prison, prosecutors demanded Thursday.

South Korea protesters call for ex-leader Park Geun-Hye’s release

Hundreds of demonstrators on Saturday called for the immediate release of South Korea's ousted president Park Geun-Hye whose corruption trial has been put on hold following mass resignations by her lawyers.

South Korea police raid Samsung unit in embezzlement probe

South Korean police raided the construction unit of the giant Samsung Group Wednesday to investigate allegations that company money was diverted to remodel the conglomerate chairman’s house, officials said.

South Korean court extends detention of ex-president Park Geun-hye

A South Korean court issued an additional warrant on Friday to extend the detention of former President Park Geun-hye, who is on trial for charges including bribery, abuse of state power and leaking state secrets.

Supporters of ousted South Korean leader outraged over jail for Samsung heir

Hundreds of diehard supporters of ousted South Korean President Park Geun-Hye reacted with outrage on Friday after Samsung Group leader Jay Lee was found guilty of bribing the former president.

South Korea prosecutors seek 12 years’ jail for Samsung heir

South Korean prosecutors on Monday demanded the heir to the Samsung empire be jailed for 12 years over his role in the corruption scandal that brought down the country's last president.


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