7/20/2018, 8:37 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Ex-S. Korean president sentenced to 8 more years in jail

Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was sentenced to another eight years in prison, the Seoul District Court ruled in a televised verdict on Friday.

The court found Park guilty of interfering in parliamentary elections during her presidential term and getting off-book funds from the country's National Intelligence Service. Park, who refused to attend the trial which she described as "politically motivated," was also ordered to pay 3.3 billion won (US$2.91 million).

In April, Park was sentenced to 24 years in jail over corruption charges, including bribery, abuse of power and coercion. She was earlier impeached as a result of the corruption scandal in relation to business dealings of her confidante Choi Soon-sil.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / NP