Ex-South Korean President Park Geun-Hye was charged with corruption


Ex-South Korean President Park Geun-Hye has been charged on multiple counts, including bribery, the Agency “Renhap”.

As explained in the Prosecutor’s office, the charges against Park Geun-Hye also include abuse of power, coercion to give bribes and transmission of confidential information about public Affairs to a third person — a close friend of former President Choi sung-SIL.

Park Geun-Hye was taken into custody March 31, 2017. Earlier, on 10 March, the constitutional court of South Korea has approved the December decision of the Parliament of the country of her impeachment. Park Geun-Hye became the first democratically elected leader of South Korea, who left his post early. Her duties as President took the Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-Ahn. By law, within 60 days after the court’s decision on the removal from office or resignation of the President in the resignation of the country must undergo a new election.

Corruption scandal in South Korea erupted in the fall of 2016, after the journalists of the cable channel JTBC announced the contents owned by the Park Geun-Hye of computer found in a dumpster. The computer had secret documents, including the texts of speeches of the President.

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