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Park scandal docs convicted

World | May 19, 2017
Two plastic surgeons who treated ousted South Korean president Park Geun Hye - including one who injected her with human placenta extracts - and three other people were convicted yesterday in connection with the scandal that brought her down.

The guilty verdicts are the first in the wide-ranging scandal that embroiled the country for months and culminated in Park's dismissal.

Kim Sang Man, who gave the former president the placenta injections, was fined 10 million won (HK$68,737) for faking medical records whenever he secretly treated her.

Another plastic surgeon, Kim Young Jae, was given an 18-month suspended prison sentence for perjury for telling a parliamentary hearing that he had not given Park cosmetic treatment, when he later admitted giving her botox injections.

Park was renowned for her meticulous attention to her appearance.

The court also sentenced Kim Young Jae's wife to a year in prison for bribing Park's top economic adviser in exchange for policy favors for her business.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE



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