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Samsung just can’t leave South Korea’s worst influence-peddling scandal behind

Samsung just can’t leave South Korea’s worst influence-peddling scandal behind

A court ordered a retrial of bribery charges against Lee Jae-yong, Samsung's de facto heir, reviving the possibility of the 51-year-old going back to prison.
Park Geun-hye, Ex-South Korean Leader, Gets 25 Years in Prison

Park Geun-hye, Ex-South Korean Leader, Gets 25 Years in Prison

Park Geun-hye arriving in court a year ago. An appeals court added a year to the ousted South Korean president’s prison term on Friday.
Former Korean president Park Geun-hye’s blacklist of artists filled 60 pages with 9,473 names

Former Korean president Park Geun-hye’s blacklist of artists filled 60 pages with 9,473 names

During the presidency of now-impeached leader Park Geun-hye, signing a document critical of her government was enough for anyone working in the arts to be…

South Korea’s ex-president sentenced to 24 years in prison for corruption

A South Korean judge has sentenced ex-president Park Geun-hye to 24 years in prison after being convicted of corruption, BBC News reported. Park, who has…
Park Geun-hye, South Korea’s Ousted President, Gets 24 Years in Prison

Park Geun-hye, South Korea’s Ousted President, Gets 24 Years in Prison

Supporters of former President Park Geun-hye of South Korea calling for her release on Friday, near the courthouse in Seoul where she was sentenced.
Park Geun-hye, South Korea’s Ousted President, Gets 24 Years in Prison

Park Geun-hye, South Korea’s Ousted President, Gets 24 Years in Prison

Supporters of former President Park Geun-hye of South Korea calling for her release on Friday, near the courthouse in Seoul where she was sentenced.
South Korean Court Sentences Ex-President’s Confidante to 20 Years

South Korean Court Sentences Ex-President’s Confidante to 20 Years

Choi Soon-sil, right, being led from court in Seoul, South Korea, after her sentencing on Tuesday. “Her extensive meddling in state affairs created chaos,” a three-judge panel said.
Samsung’s jailed chairman freed after sentence reduced and suspended

Samsung’s jailed chairman freed after sentence reduced and suspended

An investigation into a major South Korean political scandal has seen Samsung's acting chairman Lee Jae-yong freed after his five-year prison sentence was reduced and suspended by the Seoul High
Samsung’s leadership vacuum is over, and so is the illusion of corporate reform in Korea

Samsung’s leadership vacuum is over, and so is the illusion of corporate reform in Korea

A high court in South Korea on Monday (Feb. 5) freed Samsung’s de facto heir Lee Jae-yong from serving any more time for his convictions…
Samsung Heir Lee Jae-yong Jailed for Five Years for Corruption

Samsung Heir Lee Jae-yong Jailed for Five Years for Corruption

The billionaire heir-apparent to South Korean electronics giant Samsung has been jailed for five years as part of a whopping corruption scandal that also prompted the impeachment of the East Asian
In South Korea, Confidante of Ousted President Gets 3 Years in Prison

In South Korea, Confidante of Ousted President Gets 3 Years in Prison

Choi Soon-sil, a longtime friend of Park Geun-hye, the ousted president, in Seoul. She was sentenced on Friday but is also charged with other, more serious crimes. Those trials are continuing.
Notorious Figure in South Korean Scandal Is Extradited

Notorious Figure in South Korean Scandal Is Extradited

Chung Yoo-ra, center, at Incheon International Airport on Wednesday, after being extradited from Denmark. “I have no idea what went on between my mother and the former president,” she told reporters.
Park Geun-hye, Ousted Leader of South Korea, Denies All Charges in Court

Park Geun-hye, Ousted Leader of South Korea, Denies All Charges in Court

Park Geun-hye, South Korea’s ousted president, arrived at a courthouse in Seoul, the capital, on Tuesday. It was her first trip out of jail since she was arrested on March 31.
South Korean President’s Fate to Be Decided by Court on Friday

South Korean President’s Fate to Be Decided by Court on Friday

A rally in Seoul, the capital, last week. The city has been the site of rival rallies between supporters and detractors of President Park Geun-hye in recent weeks.
Prosecutor Pushes for Indictment of South Korean President in Samsung Scandal

Prosecutor Pushes for Indictment of South Korean President in Samsung Scandal

The special prosecutor Park Young-soo, center, said on Monday that President Park Geun-hye and her confidante, Choi Soon-sil, conspired to collect $38 million in bribes from Samsung.
Prosecutor Pushes for Indictment of South Korean President in Samsung Scandal

Prosecutor Pushes for Indictment of South Korean President in Samsung Scandal

The special prosecutor Park Young-soo, center, said on Monday that President Park Geun-hye and her confidante, Choi Soon-sil, conspired to collect $38 million in bribes from Samsung.
Prosecutor Pushes for Indictment of South Korean President in Samsung Scandal

Prosecutor Pushes for Indictment of South Korean President in Samsung Scandal

The special prosecutor Park Young-soo, center, said on Monday that President Park Geun-hye and her confidante, Choi Soon-sil, conspired to collect $38 million in bribes from Samsung.
Office of South Korea’s Embattled Leader Blocks Search of Presidential Compound

Office of South Korea’s Embattled Leader Blocks Search of Presidential Compound

The Blue House, the presidential compound in Seoul, South Korea. President Park Geun-hye has been holed up there since the National Assembly voted to impeach her in December on charges of corruption
Samsung Heir Faces Arrest on Charges of Bribing South Korea’s President

Samsung Heir Faces Arrest on Charges of Bribing South Korea’s President

Jay Y. Lee, vice chairman of Samsung, in Seoul, South Korea, last week. A special prosecutor is seeking to arrest him on charges of bribing President Park Geun-hye.
Samsung Heir Faces Arrest on Charges of Bribing South Korea’s President

Samsung Heir Faces Arrest on Charges of Bribing South Korea’s President

Jay Y. Lee, vice chairman of Samsung, in Seoul, South Korea, last week. A special prosecutor is seeking to arrest him on charges of bribing President Park Geun-hye.