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    Former South Korean President Gets 24 Years Jail Time

    In a verdict broadcast live, Park Guen-hye — who last year became her country’s first democratically elected president to be impeached — was sentenced to 24 years and fined $17 million on charges of corruption and bribery. The 66-year-old, who is already in prison, didn’t appear at the sentencing hearing. The verdict puts an end to Park’s case, which underscored the connections of South Korea’s political elite and its corporations, and could fuel support for current President Moon Jae-in and his anti-corruption platform.

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