South Korea jails former president Lee for 15 years on corruption charges

FILE PHOTO: Former South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak appears for his first trial at the Seoul Central District Court on May 23, 2018 in Seoul, South Korea. Chung Sung-Jun/Pool via Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) – A Seoul court on Friday jailed former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak for 15 years for corruption, making him the latest in a string of high-profile political and business leaders ensnared by graft charges. Lee, in office from 2008 to 2013, is the fourth former South Korean president to be jailed, with […]

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