Former President Lee Myung-bak, who was handed over to trial on charges of embezzling company funds and taking large bribes from Samsung, etc., the Supreme Court confirmed 17 years in prison.

The reappeal case, which was filed in objection to the court's decision to cancel bail, is also dismissed, and the former president is expected to be held in jail again.

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Supreme Court confirmed the court ruling that sentenced former President Lee, who was charged with bribery and other charges under the Specific Crimes Weighted Penalty Act, to 17 years in prison, a fine of 13 billion won, and an additional fine of 5,780 million won.

Former President Lee has been indicted and tried on charges of embezzling money from Das, an auto parts company, and bribing Das' US lawsuits, which Samsung Electronics paid for him.

The first trial judged guilty of embezzling 24.6 billion won for embezzlement of 24.6 billion won, and was sentenced to 15 years in prison and a fine of 13 billion won after acknowledging the charges of bribery of 8.5 billion won.

Former President Lee immediately appealed, but the second-trial court determined that the amount of bribery accreditation and embezzlement was higher, so the sentence was increased by two years.

And the Supreme Court finally admitted that today's second trial ruling was valid.

The Supreme Court also dismissed the reappeal case in which former President Lee objected to the High Court's decision to cancel bail.

After filing a reappeal, the former president, who was released by a court decision and stayed at his home, is again imprisoned in a detention center.

Former presidential defense lawyer Lee strongly protested that he thought the spirit of the law was disregarded in the whole process from the investigation of the case to the trial, saying it was a terrible feeling.