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Choi Soon-sil

23 Jun 2017
Choi-Soon sil, the close friend of disgraced former South Korean leader Park Geun-hye, is jailed for three years for abuse of power. It's the first in a string of sentences she's expected to receive.
6 Mar 2017
The South Korean special prosecutors office says President Park Geun-hye colluded with her friend Choi Soon-sil to receive bribes from Samsung Group, meant to cement Samsung Chief Jay Y. Lee's control of the business.
28 Feb 2017
Lee Jae-yong, who was arrested earlier this month, will now stand trial for allegedly paying $36m to businesses backed by President Park's Geun-hye's friend Choi Soon-sil.

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