• ASIA Nov 29, 2019

    2 K-Pop Stars Get Prison Terms for Sexual Crimes

    A South Korean court on Friday found two K-pop stars guilty of illicit sexual relations with a woman who was unable to resist and sentenced them to up to six years in prison. The Seoul Central District Court said singer-songwriter Jung Joon-young received a six-year prison term and former boy band member Choi Jong-hoon a five-year term. The court said...

  • president Apr 6, 2018

    Former South Korean President Park Found Guilty of Abuse of Power, Coercion

    Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was formally convicted and sentenced to 24 years in prison on Friday, a year after she was driven from office and arrested over a corruption scandal that saw months of massive street rallies calling for her ouster. The conviction, which she can appeal, is the latest hit in a dramatic fall for South Korea’s...

  • United States Mar 19, 2018

    South Korean Prosecutors Demand 30 Years for Ex-President Park

    Prosecutors on Tuesday demanded a 30-year prison term for former South Korean President Park Geun-hye for alleged bribery, abuse of power and other crimes in a landmark corruption case that marked a stunning fall from grace for the country’s first female leader and conservative icon. In the final trial session before a verdict is issued, prosecutors also demanded a fine...

  • president Aug 25, 2017

    South Korean Court Sentences Samsung Heir to 5 Years Prison

    A South Korean court sentenced the billionaire chief of Samsung to five years in prison for bribery and other crimes in a stunning downfall for the heir to South Korea’s biggest family fortune and a global consumer electronics empire. The Seoul Central District Court said Friday that Lee Jae-yong, 49, was guilty of offering bribes to Park Geun-hye when she...

  • NBC Mar 31, 2017

    Recently Ousted Ex-President of South Korea Jailed Over Corruption Allegations

    A South Korean court says it has approved the arrest of ex-President Park Geun-hye over corruption allegations....
    Friday’s ruling by the Seoul Central District Court means that prosecutors can immediately put Park in a detention facility. Prosecutors can detain her for up to 20 days before formally charging her....
    “The cause for the arrest as well as the need to arrest have...

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