▲ Up
 akipress
19:29 21-10-2018
АКИpress CA-News Tazabek Turmush
ADVERTISE WITH US SUBSCRIBE
KazakhstanKyrgyzstanMongoliaTajikistanTurkmenistanUzbekistanWorld
POLITICSBUSINESSINCIDENTSSOCIETYCULTURESPORTANALYSISSCIENCE
akipress
Friend of former South Korea leader jailed for 20 years
World | incidents | 15:17, 13 February 2018 | 902

AKIPRESS.COM - A friend of the former South Korean president Park Geun-hye, who was at the centre of an influence-peddling scandal that rocked the country’s business and political elite, has been sentenced to 20 years in jail, The Guardian reported.

Choi Soon-sil was found guilty of abuse of power, bribery and meddling in state affairs by the Seoul central district court, and the judge, Kim Se-yoon, said: “The accused is sentenced to 20 years in prison.”

Choi took advantage of “long private ties” with Park to force companies to donate funds to foundations she controlled, the judge said.

She accepted a total of 14bn won (£9.4m) from the telecommunications company Samsung and the retail conglomerate Lotte, he said, and “meddled in state affairs widely”.

“The guilt of the accused is heavy,” he said, adding that she had shown no repentance.

The chairman of the Lotte group, South Korea’s fifth-biggest conglomerate, was sentenced to two and a half years in prison, and the former Park aide Ahn Jong-beom was jailed for six years.

LATEST NEWS
20:59 Bishkek court rules detention until Nov 8 for Ilmiyanov16:56 Saudi Arabia provides additional funding for TAPI gas pipeline project16:49 SDPK spokesperson condemns unexplained detention of Ikramzhan Ilmiyanov16:27 Economy Ministry suggests introduction of Business Ombudsman16:07 Japan and North Korea intelligence officials held secret meeting in Mongolia in October - report16:04 UN chief ‘deeply troubled’ by Saudi confirmation of Jamal Khashoggi’s death15:52 Marshall Center cyber program hosts Central Asia regional information assurance workshop15:49 Delegation of Parliament of Kyrgyzstan holds talks with Eurasian Economic Commission ministers12:32 Agriculture Ministry suggests establishment of bioethanol production at Kara-Balta Distinlling Plant12:22 Former presidential advisor brought to Bishkek from Moscow12:13 Mongolia, Cuba discuss cooperation11:03 Presidents of Uzbekistan, Russia launch nuke plant construction project10:25 At least 50 killed after train ploughs into crowd in India10:19 OSCE supports regional course on demilitarization activities in Central Asia10:14 National security agency has detained former presidential advisor10:07 PM Abilgaziyev inaugurates explosives factory in Chui region09:47 Fight at consulate led to journalist’s death, Saudis say17:54 President Jeenbekov suggests reconsideration of terms of free, paid health care services17:45 3 out of 21 air carriers work in Kyrgyzstan – MP17:39 Heads of government of CIS countries to convene in Astana
© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2018. All rights reserved
Republication of any material is prohibited without a written agreement with AKIpress News Agency. Any citation must be accompanied by a hyperlink to akipress.com.
Our address:
Moskovskaya str. 189, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic
e-mail: english@akipress.org, akipressenglish@gmail.com;
Tel/Fax: +996(312)65-03-06