Prosecutors Demand 15 years for Ex-South Korea President Park for Taking Bribes

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Prosecutors demanded the Seoul Central District Court to sentence former President Park Geun-hye to 15 years in prison and fine her eight billion won, Thursday. The imprisonment term breaks down into 12 years for taking kickbacks from the National Intelligence Service (NIS), and three years for election interference.

Park is accused of taking bribes of 3.5 billion won from NIS chiefs while serving in the nation’s top office.

President Park failed to appear at the final hearing of her trial, this time on charges of accepting bribes from the NIS and illegally meddling in the nominations of lawmakers for the former Saenuri Party — now the Liberty Korea Party.

The former president started refusing to attend all hearings beginning October 16 to protest her extended detention claiming the case against her was political revenge by the liberal Moon Jae-in government.

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