Blackmail and Extortion

Prosecutors: Ex-SKorean president deserves 30 years in jail

Prosecutors on Tuesday demanded a 30-year prison term for former South Korean President Park Geun-hye for alleged bribery, abuse of power and other crimes in a landmark corruption case that marked a stunning fall from grace for the country's first female leader and conservative icon.

In the final trial session before a verdict is issued, prosecutors also demanded a fine of 118.5 billion won ($110 million) and said Park has shown no remorse for "disrupting constitutional order and damaging the public's trust in state power."

Park did not attend the session at the Seoul Central District Court, which will issue its verdict on April 6 — 11 months after the trial...