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Ex-South Korean President's Friend Sentenced to 20 Yrs in Prison

The woman whose friendship with former South Korean President Park Geun-hye sparked a massive corruption scandal that resulted in Park's fall from power has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Choi Soon-sil was sentenced Tuesday in the Seoul Central District Court on charges of abuse of power, bribery and meddling in state affairs. The court also imposed a hefty fine of nearly $17 million on Choi. The 62-year-old Choi was accused of exercising not just influence but...

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