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'Shadow Power' Choi Suwon(최서원), Reversed and remanded case reduced by 2 years to 18 years of prison

`비선실세` 최서원, 파기환송심 징역 18년…형량 2년 줄어

'Shadow Power' Choi Suwon(최서원), Reversed and remanded case reduced by 2 years to 18 years of prison



The Park GeunHye(박근혜) government's 'shadow ruler' Choi SeoWon(최서원), formerly Choi SunSil(최순실) before changing her name was sentenced 18 years in prison.


The Seoul High Court of 6th Criminal Division issued the sentence with Oh SukJun(오석준), Baek SeungYeop(백승엽) and Jo GiYeol(조기열) as the presiding judges.


The judgement for Choi of the reversed and remanded case on Feb. 14th was 18 years of imprisonment, 20 billion won of fines, and 6.3 billion won of penalties.


Choi was indicted on charges such as bribery from Lee JaeYong(이재용), the vice president of Samsung Electronics, through conspiracy with the former president Park. She was also charged for forcing the Mir-K-Sports Foundation to be funded through 50 major corporations.


At the 2nd trial, Choi was sentenced to 20 years of imprisonment with 20 billion won of fines and 7 billion won of penalties.

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