CHOI SOON-SIL JAILED 20 YEARS FOR CORRUPTION

FORMER SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT PARK GEUN-HYE'S CONFIDANTE FOUND GUILTY OF USING HER TIES FOR PERSONAL GAIN.

SHE WAS CONVICTED OF BRIBING SOUTH KOREAN CONGLOMERATES INCLUDING SAMSUNG, IN A SCANDAL THAT TRIGGERED CHAOS AMONG THE COUNTRY'S POLITICAL AND BUSINESS ELITE.

Earlier this month, an appeals court freed Samsung Group heir Lee Jae-yong and reduced his five-year jail term, as it dismissed a number of charges against him.
She was convicted of bribing South Korean conglomerates including Samsung, in a scandal that triggered chaos among the country's political and business elite.
Choi is the confidante of Park, who was dismissed from the presidency last year after being impeached over a corruption scandal that paralysed her administration and triggered massive street protests.

A close friend of the former South Korean president,  Park Geun-hye, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison over corruption, in a case that led to Park's impeachment.  Choi Soon-sil was found guilty on Tuesday by the...

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