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Impeached South Korean president’s crony gets 20 years in jail

For playing the central role in a scandal that climaxed with the impeachment of president Park Geun-hye, confidante Choi Soon-sil, 62, was jailed for 20 years, fined US$16.6 million and ordered to return US$6 million she had received in illicit paybacks by a Seoul Court on Tuesday. In the same case, Lotte Group Chairman Shin […]

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