Former President of South Korea Lee Myung-bak has been sent by the country’s Supreme Court to a 17-year prison term in an appeals trial over the charges of bribery and embezzlement in connection with his brother’s auto parts company DAS.
The Appeals Tribunal in February this year, imprisoned Lee who served as the country’s head of state from early 2008 to 2013, for 17 years in prison. Alos, it slapped on him a fine of 13 billion won ($10.9 million) and a forfeit of 5.7 billion won. Saying that there was nothing wrong found from the lower courts’ rulings, the Supreme Court sentenced former President of South Korea to 17 years in jail.
In April 2018, Lee was charged with 16 counts of criminal allegations and embezzlement and throughout his political career, he was dogged by suspicions over whether he is the real owner of DAS, which have been denied by him.