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South Korea’s ex-president Park gets 20-year jail term

by Kunle Awosiyan

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.

Park became South Korea’s first democratically elected leader to be thrown out of office, when, in 2017, the Constitutional court upheld a parliamentary vote to impeach her over a scandal that also landed the heads of two conglomerates in jail

The daughter of a military dictator, Park took office in 2013 as South Korea’s first woman president. She was brought down after being found guilty of colluding with a confidante to receive tens of billions of South Korean won currency from major conglomerates to help her family and fund non-profit foundations she owned.

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