South Korea: Ex-vice minister jailed for 30 months for taking bribes

Former Vice Justice Minister Kim Hak-ui was sentenced to 30 months in prison for accepting bribes in exchange for business favors.

The Seoul High Court handed down the sentence Wednesday, overturning a lower court ruling last year that cleared Kim of all charges due to lack of evidence and the statute of limitations.

Kim, who served as vice justice minister in 2013, was accused of having received sexual services arranged by a local developer, Yoon Joong-chun, on 13 occasions and having received bribes from Yoon and other businessmen from 2006 to 2008.

He was accused of accepting nearly 52 million won ($46,000) worth of bribes from another businessman, surnamed Choi, over the course of eight years ending in May 2011.

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