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Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye Is Formally Indicted

Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye arrives during a Seoul Central District Court for a conference in late March. Arrested shortly after that hearing, Park has now been rigourously indicted on crime charges.

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Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye arrives during a Seoul Central District Court for a conference in late March. Arrested shortly after that hearing, Park has now been rigourously indicted on crime charges.

Ahn Young-joon/AP

South Korea’s suspended President Park Geun-hye has been rigourously indicted on crime charges. Impeached by lawmakers late final year and strictly private from bureau by a country’s high justice final month, a former personality now faces a awaiting of life in prison.

South Korean prosecutors brought charges Monday that operation from temptation and duress to abuse of energy and a leaking of supervision secrets. The New York Times reports a rapist charges, that totaled 13 when she was taken into custody, now series adult to 18.

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The Associated Press records that it’s Park’s temptation assign that carries a heftiest intensity punishment, “ranging from 10 years to life imprisonment.”

South Korean news use Yonhap breaks down some of a allegations behind that assign and others:

“In further to allegations Park colluded with her crony Choi Soon-sil in coercing internal conglomerates to present a sum of 77.4 billion won (US$68 million) to dual nonprofit foundations — Mir and K-Sports — a ex-leader is also indicted of soliciting bribes from Lotte and SK groups.

“Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin was put on hearing on charges of giving 7 billion won to a K-Sports Foundation, allegedly tranquil by Choi.

“SK Group avoided charge as it did not give 8.9 billion won in donations sought by a former president.”

As we’ve reported, a sprawling liaison has also snared Lee Jae-yong, de facto arch of South Korea’s largest conglomerate, Samsung. Lee, who also goes by a name Jay Y. Lee, faces allegations he authorized bribes of some-more than $38 million destined toward Choi’s private jelly fund.

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From here, a box opposite Park deduction to a Seoul Central District Court, where a three-judge row will open a hearing in a entrance weeks, according to a Times.

Still, a AP reports it’s misleading either that hearing will flog off before to a May 9 special choosing that will confirm South Korea’s subsequent president.