China News Service, October 29. According to Korean media reports, on the 29th, the South Korean Supreme Court announced the final verdict of the former President Lee Myung-bak’s corruption and bribery case and decided to uphold the second-instance verdict. Lee Myung-bak was sentenced to 17 years in prison and was fined 130. 100 million won (about 77 million yuan).
In addition, the 5.78 billion won of his criminal proceeds will also be recovered.
According to reports, the court rejected Li Mingbo’s appeal and the prosecution’s protest, and stated that the second-instance judgment was correct.
In addition, Li Mingbo refused to accept the appeal of the second-instance judgment to cancel his bail qualification, which was also rejected by the court.
This means that Li Mingbo, who was just released in February, will go to jail again.
Data map: Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak.
In April 2018, South Korean prosecutors detained Lee Myung-bo for 16 counts of corruption and bribery.
In October 2018, the Seoul Central District Court sentenced Lee Myung-bak on suspicion of corruption and bribery in the first instance, sentenced him to 15 years in prison and fined him 13 billion won.
Li Mingbo and the prosecutor both appealed the judgment of the first instance.
On February 19, 2020, the Seoul High Court issued a second-instance verdict on Lee Myung-bak's corruption and bribery case.
The court sentenced Li Mingbo to 17 years in prison, a fine of 13 billion won (approximately RMB 76.466 million), and more than 5.78 billion won of criminal proceeds.
He revoked his bail order and put Li Mingbo into prison again.
But Li Mingbo was temporarily released 6 days after being arrested in court.
Lee Myung-bak was born in 1941 and served as President of South Korea from 2008 to 2013.
After being sentenced in the first instance, he became the fourth South Korean former president to be criminally convicted after Quan Doo-hwan, Noh Tae-woo, and Park Geun-hye.