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

Jun 23, 2017 - The New York Times

SEOUL, South Korea — A longtime friend of Park Geun-hye, the ousted president of South Korea, was sentenced to three years in prison on Friday on charges of abusing her influence to get her daughter illegally enrolled in a prestigious university.

The sentencing of the confidante, Choi Soon-sil, was the first to come in any of the trials resulting from one of the biggest corruption scandals in the country’s history. The scandal provoked months of huge protests that culminated in the par...