Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak was sentenced to 15 years in jail Friday on a spread of corruption allegations.
Lee additionally was ordered to pay an virtually $11.5 million tremendous.
He had been alleged to have taken $9.7 million in bribes from Samsung and different corporations whereas in workplace, in addition to embezzling virtually $35 million from an organization he was concerned with.
Prosecutors had initially sought a sentence of 20 for his unlawful actions.
Lee has denied all wrongdoing and known as the case towards him “political revenge.” He has been in custody since March 23.
Lee is the fourth elected South Korean chief to obtain jail time after leaving the manager place.