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

Two die during protest as South Korean court removes President Park from office

South Korea’s Constitutional Court removed President Park Geun-hye from office on Friday over a graft scandal involving the country’s conglomerates at a time of rising tensions with North Korea and China. The ruling sparked protests from hundreds of her supporters, two of whom were killed in clashes with police outside the court. Park becomes South… Read More Two die during protest as South Korean court removes President Park from office

South Korea prosecutors charge Samsung Group chief with bribery, embezzlement

South Korean prosecutors charged Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee with bribery and embezzlement on Tuesday as the top conglomerate announced the dismantling of its corporate strategy office, the latest developments in a graft scandal that has rocked the country. Jay Y. Lee was arrested on February 17 over his alleged role in the corruption… Read More South Korea prosecutors charge Samsung Group chief with bribery, embezzlement

Samsung Group chief, Jay Y. Lee arrested in South Korea

Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee was arrested on Friday over his alleged role in a corruption scandal rocking the highest levels of power in South Korea, dealing a fresh blow to the technology giant and standard-bearer for Asia’s fourth-largest economy. The special prosecutor’s office accuses Lee of bribing a close friend of President Park… Read More Samsung Group chief, Jay Y. Lee arrested in South Korea

South Korea prosecution office files for new arrest warrant of Samsung Group chief

South Korea’s special prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday it would again seek a warrant to arrest Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee, a suspect in a graft investigation that may topple President Park Geun-hye. Lee, the third-generation leader of the country’s top conglomerate, was questioned for more than 15 hours by the special prosecutor’s office… Read More South Korea prosecution office files for new arrest warrant of Samsung Group chief

Daughter of South Korea’s President’s friend arrested for ties in corruption scandal

Danish police have arrested the equestrian competitor daughter of a woman at the center of a South Korean influence-peddling scandal that has engulfed President Park Geun-hye, police and prosecutors said on Monday. The scandal led to Park’s impeachment by parliament on December 9 and has drawn hundreds of thousands of protesters onto the streets of… Read More Daughter of South Korea’s President’s friend arrested for ties in corruption scandal