The Seoul Supreme Court has reduced the prison sentence of former South Korean President Park Geun Hye, accused of corruption and bribery to a number of irregularities, including large corporations’ need to provide funds to foundations, to 22 years. of a friend.
The court jointly analyzed the various fronts against Park, which only left the two-year sentence for violating election laws unchanged. Instead, fines for bribes (15 years) and other crimes, including abuse of power (five years), were each reduced.
Park has also seen the fine-cut, which the verdict will amount to 20,000 million won (14.7 million euros), confirming that the former president received “little personal benefit” from the irregularities attributed to her. , reports the agency Yonhap.
Park, the first woman to reach South Korea’s presidency, was removed from office by the scandal in March 2017 and has not participated in legal proceedings against her since October this year. Moon Jae In’s predecessor has always denied the crimes she was charged with.