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

Aug 29, 2019 - The Canadian Press

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of - 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 on the charges on which she was convicted, a ruling that could increase her already-lengthy prison term.

The Supreme Court also ordered retrials for Park's confidante and Samsung's de facto chief, two other high-profile figures convicted in a 2016 scandal that saw millions of people rallying in the streets for months. Park, South...