After the retrial, Park Geun-hye reduced his sentence in 2018 to 20 years in July last year. Prosecutors appealed the sentence and demanded a heavier sentence, but according to a court press release, the South Korean Supreme Court upheld Park Shu Park’s 20-year prison sentence on Thursday.
The Supreme Court is South Korea’s Supreme Court, which means that Thursday’s judgment is expected to end Park Geun-hye’s legal avenues to appeal his judgment.
Park will have to serve 22 years in prison-she will face another two years in prison in 201
“This is the conclusion of the national corruption incident that occurred after the people’s candlelight revolution, the impeachment of the General Assembly, and judicial decisions. This is the embodiment of the constitutional spirit of our Democratic Republic, marking the progress and maturity of Korean democracy,” South Korean President Blue House Said in a statement on Thursday. “We must ensure that this unfortunate incident-the imprisonment of the former president-is taken as a historical lesson and avoid repeating the same mistakes.”
Korean corruption scandal
Park Geun-hye (Park Geun-hye) is the daughter of former dictator Park Chung-hee (Park Chung-hee). She became South Korea’s first female president after taking office in 2013.
The vote came after millions of South Koreans took to the streets to demand Park’s dismissal within a few months. After news about her adviser and confidant, Choi Soon-sil, the daughter of a cult leader, had undue influence, they voted.
CNN’s Paula Hancocks, Yoonjung Seo and James Griffiths contributed to this report.