South Korean President Arrested

South Korean President Arrested

Hello everyone and welcome to my news, media, and publications blog.  some troubling news coming out of South Korea currently with former president Park Geun-hye being arrested on Friday and taken to a Detention Center. The 65 year old political princess is said to be questioned further in the corruption scandal that has forced her out of office 3 weeks ago. So far prosecutors have identified 13 charges that can be laid against Park including bribery, coercion, abuse of power and leaking of government secrets. According to South Korean law, all of these charges are imprisonable and as Park has lost her immunity from prosecution she may face a long time in prison.

The former president has been denying all the wrongdoings since being impeached 3 weeks ago and during a 14 hour Interrogation last week she was so adamant about her lack of responsibility in these issues that prosecutors asked for a warrant for her arrest. Prosecutor stated that they were concerned Park would be able to destroy evidence if she remained at large. Park was still present in the court during 9 hour hearing and was immediately taken to the detention center after the district court agreed with the warrant request.

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A longtime confidant to the former president, Choi Soon-Sil  is currently being held in the same detention center as is the de facto head of Samsung Lee Jae-yong. Both individuals are currently on trial and both strongly denied any wrongdoing on their parts. Choi is being held as prosecutors believe that she used her friendship with the president to shrekt over 70 million dollars in bribes and kickbacks for business favors and that the president colluded in this scheme.