Former South Korean President Park Geun-he was sentenced to 24 years in prison for corruption, which was directly broadcast on television. Park (66), which was changed last March due to a corruption scandal, was threatened with a prison sentence of up to 30 years. She has been in detention for unlawful ties with powerful South Korean conglomerates for a year now.
At the heart of the affair is the longtime friend and associate of Park – Choi Sun Sil. Park is accused of cooperating with Choi to accept and promised a bribe by South Korean giants Samsun, Lotus and the UK in exchange for political services. She was also suspected of forcing 18 large companies to donate to two charity foundations managed by Choi. She has already been sentenced to 20 years in prison for abuse of power.
Due to the public’s high interest, the pronouncement of the Park’s judgment was broadcast on television. She did not attend the trial. The prosecution demanded 30 years in prison and a fine of 89 million euros.