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South Korea’s supreme court upheld the 20-year prison term of former President Park Geun -hye for his 2018 bribery conviction, breaking the graft crisis that has engulfed the country for years.

On Thursday, the Supreme Court upheld the decision of the lower court to sentence Park to 20 years in prison and to impose a fine of 18 billion won ($16.37 million) for her role in a graft case that cost her the presidency in 2017.

The former president was originally sentenced to 24 years in prison after being found guilty of several charges of misuse of influence, fraud and coercion.

The court has confirmed a further 3.5 billion won forfeiture.

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Park Geun-hye is the fourth president of Korea to go to prison, while the others are Roh Tae-woo, Chun Doo-hwan and Lee Myung-bak. Her immediate predecessor, Lee Myung-bak, was sentenced to 17 years in prison and fined 13 billion won for misappropriation and bribery.

She is the fourth Korean president to go to jail, while others are Roh Tae-woo, Chun Doo-hwan and Lee Myung-bak. Her immediate predecessor, Lee Myung-bak, was sentenced to 17 years in prison and fined 13 billion won for misappropriation and bribery.

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