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South Korea jails ex-spy chiefs for bribing former president

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Three South Korean intelligence officers were sentenced to prison for bribing disgraced ex-President Park Geun-Hye.

Representatives of the leadership of The national intelligence service (LDC) were accused of transferring $ 3.24 million from may 2013 to April 2014 to the accounts of the then President of the country Park Geun-Hye. It turned out that these funds were withdrawn from the secret accounts of the service. The defendants received three to three and a half years in prison, according to Channel NewsAsia.

“LDC funds from special activities should be directed to intelligence gathering,” said the statement of the Central district court of Seoul.

Prosecutors also demanded to increase the prison term of ex-President Park Geun-Hye for another 12 years for receiving a bribe from the intelligence service. April 6, 2018, Seoul Central district court sentenced Park Geun-Hye to 24 years in prison and a fine of $ 16.8 million (charges: corruption and abuse of power while President)

Yesterday it became known that the representatives of the Central Prosecutor’s office of Seoul asked the court to sentence the former Minister of Finance of South Korea Choi Kyung-hwan to eight years in prison. He is accused of illegally obtaining 100 million won from the Treasury of The national intelligence service in 2014, when he held the post of Minister of Finance.