A South Korean court has sentenced former President Lee Myung-bak to 15 years in prison over a slew of corruption charges.
The Seoul Central District Court issued the sentence on Friday after convicting Lee of bribery, embezzlement and other charges.
Lee, who posted a handwritten note on Facebook denying the most of the charges, has one week to appeal.
The 76-year-old served as president from 2008-2013 and has been held at a detention center in Seoul since his arrest in March.
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