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Former South Korean president Park gets another eight year jail sentence

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 20 July 2018, 16:08 IST

The former President of South Korea Park Geun-hye sentenced to more eight-year imprisonment on Friday. She was found guilty on charges of interfering in a 2016 parliamentary election and loss of government funds.

In April this year, she was sentenced to 24 year-imprisonment for being found guilty of charges including bribery, abuse of power and coercion. A total of 32-year-imprisonment.

A court spokeswoman said, "All sentences must be served consecutively if they are upheld." She became the first democratically elected leader to be expelled from office last year.  According to the Seoul Central District Court, The former government caused a loss of some 30 billion, the amount was 'special activity fund' allocated to the spy agency.

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First published: 20 July 2018, 16:08 IST
 
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