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South Korea's corruption-tainted former President Park Guen-hye's sentence extended

24 Aug 2018

South Korea's corruption-tainted former President Park Guen-hye's sentence extended

A South Korean appeal court today extended ex-President Park Geun-hye's prison sentence for corruption and abuse of power by one year.

Corruption scandal: Former SKorean Prez Park Guen-hye gets 24-years' jail

06 Apr 2018

Corruption scandal: Former SKorean Prez Park Guen-hye gets 24-years' jail

Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye, found guilty in a major corruption scandal that led to her downfall, has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for abuse of power and coercion.

Lee Jae-yong, Samsung heir, sentenced to five-year prison over corruption

25 Aug 2017

Lee Jae-yong, Samsung heir, sentenced to five-year prison over corruption

A South Korean court has found electronics giant Samsung's heir apparent Lee Jae-yong guilty of bribery and other crimes.

South Korea's impeached president pleads not guilty in corruption trial

23 May 2017

South Korea's impeached president pleads not guilty in corruption trial

Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye has pleaded not guilty at her corruption trial.

South Korea: Former President Park Geun-hye indicted in corruption scandal

17 Apr 2017

South Korea: Former President Park Geun-hye indicted in corruption scandal

Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye, on trial for alleged corruption, has been indicted on several charges including bribery.

SKorean President Park Geun-hye arrested on bribery charges

31 Mar 2017

SKorean President Park Geun-hye arrested on bribery charges

Ousted South Korean President was arrested on bribery charges after the Seoul Central District Court approved an arrest warrant against her.

South Korean court impeaches President Park Guen-hye

10 Mar 2017

South Korean court impeaches President Park Guen-hye

In a first for the South Korean democracy, judges have decided to impeach President Park Guen-hye from her office.

Samsung Group chief arrested over corruption scandal

17 Feb 2017

Samsung Group chief arrested over corruption scandal

Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee was arrested from the Seoul Detention Center on charges of bribery and corruption, that led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye.

S. Korean President refuses to testify in impeachment trial

05 Jan 2017

S. Korean President refuses to testify in impeachment trial

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye refused to testify in her impeachment trial, delaying oral arguments by one day.

Daughter of Choi Soon-sil arrested in South Korea's political scandal

02 Jan 2017

Daughter of Choi Soon-sil arrested in South Korea's political scandal

Danish police arrested the daughter of South Korean President Park Geun-hye's friend Choi Soon-sil.

President Park Geun-hye impeached

09 Dec 2016

President Park Geun-hye impeached

South Korea's Parliament passed a motion to impeach President Park Geun-hye over her involvement in a corruption scandal; the motion was adopted by 234 votes to 56.