The Supreme Court of South Korea today announced the final judgment on the case of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s cronies and bribery, and sentenced her to 20 years in prison and a fine of 18 billion won.
Without amnesty and parole, Park Geun-hye will be released from prison at the age of 87 in 2039.
This morning, the Supreme Court of South Korea said that under South Korea’s Aggravated Punishment for Specific Crimes Law, former South Korean President Park Geun-hye, who was prosecuted for bribery and other suspects, was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
In addition to Park Geun-hye’s two-year sentence for interfering in the election case, the cumulative sentence is 22 years.
Due to Park Geun-hye’s detention in Seoul since March 2017, she is expected to be released from prison by 2039 at the latest.
After the final judgment was announced, the three cases involved in Park Geun-hye were settled.
This is more than four years since the cronies’ interference in politics entered the public eye of South Korea in October 2016.
Park Geun-hye is the fourth former South Korean president to be sentenced to prison after former South Korean presidents Roh Tae-woo, Jeon Doo-hwan and Lee Myung-bak.
Previously, former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak was sentenced to 17 years in prison and fined 13 billion won (about 77.02 million yuan) on October 29, 2020.
He is currently serving his sentence. As soon as the verdict of former South Korea’s former President Park Geun-hye was handed down today, two former presidents of South Korea have been sentenced to heavy sentences in just three months.
South Korean media described the series of cases with “disgraceful history”.