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Ex-S.Korean President's 20-year prison sentence upheld
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Ex-S.Korean President's 20-year prison sentence upheld
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Seoul, Jan 14 (TIWN) South Korea's top court on Thursday upheld former President Park Geun-hye's a 20-year prison sentence at a retrial of the corruption scandal that led to the impeachment of the former head of state.

The Supreme Court sentenced Park to 15 years in prison for bribery and another five years for other charges with a fine of 18 billion won ($16 million) and a forfeit of 3.5 billion won, upholding the high court’s ruling in July 2002, reports Xinhua news agency.

It was commuted from the combined sentences of 30 years in jail, handed down by the appellate court in 2019.

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