South Korean President Park Geun-hye

Prosecutors: Ex-SKorean president deserves 30 years in jail

SEOUL, South Korea /February 26, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — 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 … Continue reading Prosecutors: Ex-SKorean president deserves 30 years in jail

South Korean court gives Samsung heir suspended jail term

SEOUL, South Korea/February 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A South Korean appeals court on Monday handed a 2 ½-year suspended jail sentence to Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong in a corruption case seen as a test of the country’s commitment to ending cozy ties among political and business elites. Lee, the only son of Samsung’s ailing chairman, … Continue reading South Korean court gives Samsung heir suspended jail term

Report: Park’s advisers offer to resign after her ouster

SEOUL, South Korea/March 13, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The senior advisers to ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye offered to resign on Monday, news reports said, three days after the country’s Constitutional Court formally ended her rule over a corruption scandal. Park, whose power had been suspended in a parliamentary impeachment vote in December, was formally … Continue reading Report: Park’s advisers offer to resign after her ouster

Ousted S. Korea leader arrives back home, expresses defiance

SEOUL, South Korea/March 12, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Sunday expressed defiance toward the corruption allegations against her as she vacated the presidential palace and returned to her home two days after the Constitutional Court removed her from office. In her first public comments since the court’s ruling, Park said … Continue reading Ousted S. Korea leader arrives back home, expresses defiance