South Korea: Park denies charges in corruption trial

Source: Hindustan Times [India]

"Former South Korea President Park Geun Hye denied corruption charges at the start of a criminal trial on Tuesday that could potentially send the country’s first female leader to prison for life. Police had earlier escorted Park, in handcuffs, into court for her first public appearance since she was jailed on March 31 for corruption allegations that led to her removal from office. … Prosecutors boast of having 'overflowing' evidence proving Park’s involvement in criminal activities. They say she colluded with Choi to take about $26 million in bribes from Samsung and was promised tens of millions of dollars more from Samsung and other large companies. Park also allegedly allowed her friend to manipulate state affairs from the shadows." (05/23/17)

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