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Punishment of Choi Soon-sil for Prejudicial College Admission of Daughter Upheld By Court

May 17, 2018 - Legal Monitor Worldwide

The Supreme Court upheld a two-year prison sentence for former Ewha Womans University president Choi Kyung-hee and a three-year term for ex-President Park Geun-hye`s confidante Choi Soon-sil.

The verdict ends the legal battle over Ewha`s illicit admission of Choi`s daughter, which revealed Choi`s murky connection to Park and snowballed into a scandal that brought the entire government down.

The top court also upheld the sentences of other Ewha faculty who connived in finagling the ru...