The Latest on the corruption verdict for former South Korean President Park Geun-hye.
A lawyer of ex-South Korean President Park Geun-hye has called her sentence of 24 years in prison over corruption “very bad” and hinted that she would appeal.
Kang Cheol-gu told reporters after Friday’s ruling that he believes the “appeals court and the Supreme Court will make a different judgment.”
A South Korean court jailed former President Park Geun-hye for 24 years on Friday over a scandal that exposed webs of corruption between political leaders and the country’s conglomerates.
Park became South Korea’s first democratically elected leader to be forced from office last year when the Constitutional Court ordered her out over a scandal that landed the heads of two conglomerates in jail.
Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye, has been found guilty of abuse of power and bribery and faces up to 30 years in prison.
The Seoul Central District Court began reading the verdict on live television early today. Park was absent in court, but her flag-waving supporters gathered outside.