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South Korea ex-president’s confidante sentenced and fined

An associate of South Korea’s impeached former president Park Geun-hye’s, Choi Soon-sil, was sentenced to 20 years and fined 18 billion won (USD $17 million) for abuse of power and bribery, among other crimes. The sentence [AP report] was handed down from the Seoul Central District Court [official website].