Source: China News Network
Chinanews, October 30th, a comprehensive report, on October 29, the South Korean Supreme Court made a final judgment on the corruption and bribery case of former President Lee Myung-bak, sentenced Lee Myung-bak to 17 years in prison and canceled his bail. It is said that Li Mingbo will officially start serving his sentence on November 2.
According to reports, according to the plan, Lee Myung-bak will be detained at the Seoul Eastern Detention Center on November 2 and will officially begin serving his sentence. In addition, considering Lee Myung-bak’s security issues, the prosecutors are discussing a specific plan for escorting Lee Myung-bak from his residence in Nonhyeon-dong to the detention center.
In April 2018, South Korean prosecutors detained Lee Myung-bo for 16 counts of corruption and bribery. In October 2018, the Seoul Central District Court sentenced Lee Myung-bak on suspicion of corruption and bribery in the first instance, sentenced him to 15 years in prison and fined him 13 billion won. Subsequently, Li Mingbo and the prosecutor both appealed.
On February 19, 2020, the Seoul High Court issued a second-instance verdict on Lee Myung-bak’s corruption and bribery case. The court sentenced Li Mingbo to 17 years in prison, a fine of 13 billion won , and more than 5.78 billion won of criminal proceeds. He also revoked his bail order and put Li Mingbo into prison again. But Li Mingbo was temporarily released 6 days after being arrested in court.
On October 29, 2020, the South Korean Supreme Court announced the final verdict of the former President Lee Myung-bak’s corruption and bribery case and decided to uphold the second-instance verdict. Lee Myung-bak was sentenced to 17 years in prison and was fined 13 billion won.
In addition, 5.78 billion won from his criminal proceeds will be recovered. At the same time, Li Mingbo refused to accept the appeal of the second-instance judgment to cancel his bail qualification, which was also rejected by the court.
Lee Myung-bak was born in 1941 and served as President of South Korea from 2008 to 2013. After being sentenced in the first instance, he became the fourth South Korean former president to be criminally convicted after Quan Doo-hwan, Noh Tae-woo, and Park Geun-hye.