Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye released from prison

Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was released from prison on Friday nearly five years after being convicted of corruption, fuelling debate over whether she would play any role ahead of a March presidential election. Park, 69, was the country’s first democratically elected leader to be thrown out of office when the Constitutional Court upheld… Read More Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye released from prison

South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in pardons former President Park Geun-hye

South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in granted a pardon to former President Park Geun-hye, who was in prison after being convicted of corruption, the justice ministry said on Friday, amid a tight presidential race. Park, 69, became South Korea’s first democratically elected leader to be thrown out of office when the Constitutional Court upheld a parliament… Read More South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in pardons former President Park Geun-hye

South Korean court sentences Samsung heir Jay Y. Lee to thirty months imprisonment in bribery case

A South Korean court sentenced Samsung Electronics vice chairman Jay Y. Lee to two and a half years in prison, the court said on Monday, which will have major ramifications for his leadership of the tech giant as well as Korea’s views toward big business. With this, Lee will be sidelined for the time being… Read More South Korean court sentences Samsung heir Jay Y. Lee to thirty months imprisonment in bribery case

South Korean top court upholds jail sentence of former President Park Geun-hye

South Korea’s top court upheld on Thursday a 20-year jail sentence for former President Park Geun-hye on graft charges that led to her downfall, bringing an end to the legal process and so for the first time raising the possibility of a pardon. Park became South Korea’s first democratically elected leader to be thrown out… Read More South Korean top court upholds jail sentence of former President Park Geun-hye

South Korean court increases jail term of former President Park Geun-hye to 25 years

A South Korean appeals court sentenced former President Park Geun-hye to 25 years in jail on Friday in a case arising from a far-reaching corruption scandal that toppled her from power in 2017. Park became South Korea’s first democratically elected leader to be forced from office when the Constitutional Court removed her over a scandal… Read More South Korean court increases jail term of former President Park Geun-hye to 25 years

South Korean court sentences former President Park Geun-hye to additional eight years imprisonment

​A South Korean court sentenced former president Park Geun-hye to eight more years in prison on Friday after finding her guilty on charges of causing loss of government funds and interfering in a 2016 parliamentary election. Park has already been sentenced to 24 years in jail after she was found guilty by a lower court… Read More South Korean court sentences former President Park Geun-hye to additional eight years imprisonment

Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye sentenced to 24-year imprisonment on corruption charges

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. Park became South Korea’s first democratically elected leader to be forced from office last year when the Constitutional Court ordered her out over a scandal that… Read More Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye sentenced to 24-year imprisonment on corruption charges

Samsung Group chairman Jay Y. Lee sentenced to five years imprisonment for bribery

The billionaire head of South Korea’s Samsung Group, Jay Y. Lee, was sentenced to five years in jail for bribery on Friday in a watershed for the country’s decades-long economic order dominated by powerful, family-run conglomerates. After a six-month trial over a scandal that brought down the then president, Park Geun-hye, a court ruled that… Read More Samsung Group chairman Jay Y. Lee sentenced to five years imprisonment for bribery