Choi Soon-sil : South Korean ex-president's friend jailed

Tom MarkLast Update : Friday 23 June 2017 - 4:29 AM
Choi Soon-sil : South Korean ex-president's friend jailed

A close friend of South Korea’s former president has been jailed for three years for corruption, South Korean media report.

Choi Soon-sil was found guilty of soliciting favours for her daughter.

She was a close friend of Park Geun-hye, who was impeached over her alleged involvement in the wide-reaching influence-peddling scandal.

Choi also faces charges that she accepted bribes for Ms Park from business conglomerates.

Ms Park, who is also on trial, has denied all allegations of corruption.

Source: world bbc

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