Former Environment Minister Kim Eun-kyung, who is being tried in the so-called 'Ministry of Environment blacklist' case that forced executives of affiliated organizations to resign, was also sentenced to prison in the second trial.

The Seoul High Court sentenced former Minister Kim to two years in prison, six months from the first trial, and Shin Mi-sook, who was also indicted, sentenced to one year in prison and three years of probation.

The court acquitted some of the charges against Kim and commuted the sentence, but did not allow Kim to bail.