S.Korea appeals court gives ex-president Park 25-year jail term

SEOUL - A South Korean appeals court sentenced former President Park Geun-hye to 25 years in jail on Friday, the Yonhap news agency reported, in a case arising from a corruption scandal that toppled her from power in early 2017.
The Seoul High Court found Park guilty of charges including bribery, Yonhap reported.
A lower court jailed Park for 24 years in April, saying she colluded with her friend, Choi Soon-sil, to receive tens of billions of won from major conglomerates such as Samsung and Lotte to help Choi's family and fund non-profit foundations owned by her.
Prosecutors had appealed against that ruling, seeking a tougher sentence.
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