South Korea: Ex-President Lee sentenced to 15 years in jail for corruption

Seoul’s Central District Court sentenced former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak to 15 years in jail over corruption charges on Friday. The 76-year-old ex-president has been found guilty of embezzling 24.6 billion won ($21.70 million US dollars, €18.90 million), as well as of accepting bribes from Samsung back in 2009. Lee Myung-bak served as president from 2008 to 2013. Lee has denied... Еще wrongdoing; and now has one week to appeal.

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