South Korean Ex-President Arrested Over Corruption Scandal
It’s the end of the road. Ousted President Park Geun-hye, 65, denies that she allowed her friend Choi Soon-sil to trade political favors for money. But now Park is facing 13 bribery and corruption charges, and after being her country’s first democratically elected leader to be dismissed, she’s become the first to be jailed since the mid-1990s. Park can legally be detained for 20 days while prosecutors build their case. Meanwhile, South Korea’s government struggles to operate in a political vacuum before a May 9 snap election.