Handing down the sentence at Seoul Central District Court, the judge said that Park had "abused the power which was given to her by the citizens".
Park was also ordered to pay a fine of 18 billion won ($17 million). "Yet she has not showed much sign of remorse and kept blaming Choi and her aides", Kim said. Park objected to the decision citing the violation of the innocence presumption, but the court said it allowed the live broadcasting for the trial's significance, historical meaning and people's right to know.
Park, 66, who has been in jail since March 31 previous year, has denied wrongdoing and was not present in court.
The former leader was not in court on Friday for the verdict.
Supreme Court rejects appeal from Middle East attack victims
Hughes sued Kisela , alleging violations of her Fourth Amendment rights, which in this context protect against excessive force. Sotomayor called the decision part of a "disturbing trend" by the court, which increasingly sides with the police.
"It's inevitable that the defendant should be held strictly responsible for her crimes, if only to prevent the unfortunate event of a president abusing the power granted by the people and throwing state affairs into chaos form happening again", chief judge Kim Se-yun said.
Park, 66, was convicted of receiving or demanding more than $20mn from conglomerates, sharing secret state documents with Choi, ordering officials to stop offering state subsidies to "blacklisted" artists critical of her policies, and firing officials who resisted her abuses of power. Lee was convicted of bribing Park in a bid to tighten his grip over the company.
Park was impeached and arrested in March 2017.
May 2017: Park's rival, Moon, wins a presidential by-election.
The former South Korean president will serve a 24 years jail term after a South Korean court on Friday delivered the verdict. In the 1990s, former dictator Chun Doo-hwan was sentenced to death, and his successor, Roh Tae-woo, received a 22 1/2-year term after the pair were found guilty of creating slush funds and inciting a coup.
The scandal "exposed what has always been widely suspected in South Korea: the entangled web of government and sprawling business conglomerates that dominate the country's economy", say The Guardian.
The corruption scandal, which first began unraveling the Park presidency in the fall of 2016, ensnared dozens of government officials and businesses. Her lawyers plan to appeal.
Up to 1,000 Park supporters gathered outside the court, holding national flags and signs calling for an end to "political revenge" against her.
She was indicted for corruption and other charges in April past year.
Choi, the daughter of a South Korean cult leader, was sentenced to 20 years in jail on 18 charges in February. Older, conservative South Koreans, who remembered the dictatorship of Park's father fondly as a period of strength for the country, were her electoral base and a common sight throughout the impeachment process.
The government will provide "alternative and temporary" livelihood support to the workers who will be affected by the shutdown. Philippine tourism stakeholders had previously warned that closing Boracay would damage the whole of the country's tourism.
Sadly, those services are needed in our community nearly every day, and we are fortunate to have an agency such as CAC. Nearly half of the nation's children have been impacted by child trauma, she said.
Sorrentino, 35, pleaded guilty to tax evasion in January and agreed to a deal that could put him behind bars for up to five years. I have responsibilities now", Nicole said ahead of the April 5 premiere of Jersey Shore: "Family Vacation on MTV .
Doctors who've examined his body say there's no evidence of trauma or foul play, and they believe the cause of death is drowning. Police previously called his disappearance unusual but said there had been no indications of attack on Cunningham.
Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Nokia 6 (2018 ) sports 5.5-inch FHD 1080p IPS display and packs Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 octa-core processor .
Ashby and Fowler met Mortimer in 1979, when they were a married couple residing in Idaho Falls, according to the lawsuit . It was the same doctor who delivered baby Kelli and looked after her mother for a few more years following the birth.
It marks the fourth different time that the UFC has tried, and failed, to book Ferguson vs Nurmagomedov. Max Holloway will enter this last-minute UFC 223 main event title fight on a 12-fight win-streak.
King Edward VII is the private hospital of choice for the royal family and has been treating members of the monarchy for decades. The palace said Philip entered King Edward VII Hospital in London on Tuesday afternoon and will have surgery Wednesday.
They report that they thought Vassell was holding a gun, when, in fact, he was holding a metal pipe with a knob on it. Hinds said a plainclothes officer got out of the passenger seat of the vehicle and fired at the man numerous times .
Downing said that he couldn't cite any cases and that his was the first challenge of its type. "Yes, of course", Downing said. Manafort has sought to have the case dismissed, arguing that the charges against him are outside of Mueller's authority.
The design of the airplane is meant to reduce the "sonic boom" to a thump or a double-thump by the time it reaches the ground. Today, the agency announced their decision to award a development contract to Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company (LMAC).
Tony Finau has hole-in-one, dislocates ankle while celebrating!
The 28-year-old hobbled back towards his family before collecting his ball from the hole, and later went to hospital for an x-ray. He is expected to have an MRI on his ankle Thursday and plans to be ready for his 12:43 p.m. tee time, according to ESPN .
Spider-Man PS4 Not Coming to Xbox One
Sony Interactive Entertainment and Insomniac Games have announced that Spider-Man will swing to the PlayStation 4 on September 7. Furthermore, Insomniac Games has discovered that the release date reveal will occur today within a pleasant and welcoming tweet.
India manufacturing growth slows again in March
Production levels continued to grow in March, although the rate of increase was the slowest in five months. In Turkey , manufacturing output and new orders have increased, and so have cost burdens.