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S. Korean court sends Park, Samsung heir cases to new trials

Aug 29, 2019 - Associated Press Financial Wire

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea's top court on Thursday sent back jailed ex-President Park Geun-hye's corruption case to a lower court for separate trials for her previously convicted charges, a ruling that could increase her already-lengthy prison term.

South Korea's first female president was impeached by lawmakers in December 2016 and officially removed from office in March 2017 over the scandal that triggered months of street rallies involving millions of people.

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