Choi Soon-sil (in mask), the jailed confidante of former South Korean president Park Geun-hye, arrives at Seoul Central District Court in Seoul on Tuesday to hear the verdict in her case over 18 counts concerning abuse of power, coercion and bribery. Photo: Agence France-Presse / Yonhap

Disgraced ex-South Korean leader Park’s secret confidante Choi Soon-sil jailed for 20 years

The ruling may give hints about the penalty that the former president could face if she is convicted on more than a dozen related charges

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Choi Soon-sil (in mask), the jailed confidante of former South Korean president Park Geun-hye, arrives at Seoul Central District Court in Seoul on Tuesday to hear the verdict in her case over 18 counts concerning abuse of power, coercion and bribery. Photo: Agence France-Presse / Yonhap
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