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Lotte chief embroiled in influence-peddling scandal sentenced to 20 years jail

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Prosecutors had demanded a 25-year jail term for Choi on charges including coercion, bribery, influence-peddling and abuse of authority.

Seoul

THE friend of former South Korean leader Park Geun Hye, who was at the centre of an influence-peddling scandal that rocked the country's business and political elite, has been sentenced to 20 years in jail, a Seoul court said on Tuesday.

The court also sentenced the chairman...

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