May 12, 2021

South Korean Ex-President Sentenced To 17 Years Imprisonment

South Korean ex-President Lee Myung-Bak has been sentenced to 17 years imprisonment over bribery and corruption charges by the South Korean supreme court.

Earlier this year, precisely in February, the 78 year old ex-President was sentenced to 17 years in prison, a forfeit of 5.7 billion won (N1.9BN) and a fine of 13 billion won (N4BN) in a high profile corruption case.

Former South Korean President Gets 15 Years in Prison for Corruption - The  New York Times

In April 2018, the ex-president who governed the country from 2008-2013 was charged with a 16 count criminal allegation, including embezzlement of government funds in connection with the auto parts company DAS and receiving bribes.

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In October of the same 2018, a district court found him guilty and partially guilty on a 7 count charge, and sentenced him to 15 years behind bars.

This makes him the number fourth ex- Korean leader to be convicted. It also included that ex-president Lee was a de-facto owner of DAS, an allegation to which Lee has constantly denied.

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