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FORMER SOUTH KOREA PRESIDENT BAGS 24 YEARS IMPRISONMENT OVER FINANCIAL CRIMES

Penpushing further report that, during the trial, she was alleged to have colluded with her close friend, Choi Soon-sil, to shakedown business executives in South Korea in return for political favours, but her alleged collaborator had been sentenced to prison since February last year.

It is also recalled that, the former president was sacked following weeks of protests across the country in March 2017 and was subsequently arrested and placed on trial on 18 counts of bribery and coercion.

Meanwhile, her supporters are still taking to the streets in Seoul, the country’s capital, demanding her release, saying her trial was political.

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