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>> Still further to fall for South Korea's impeached president, Park Geun-hye standing trial on corruption charges Tuesday. Her first appearance in public since she was jailed in March. If found guilty, Park faces more than ten years in jail. Her charges include bribery, abusing state power, and leaking state secrets.
Specifically that Choi Soon-sil, a close friend accused of colluding with Park to get money from top business leaders. Both women reject the charges against them. Park was impeached after months of mass protests, triggering a snap election, that was won by her 2012 election rival Moon Jae-In, who's promised to wipe out corruption and get tough on South Korea's powerful corporations.
Dozens of influential people have been investigated or arrested in this scandal, including Samsung leader Jay Y. Lee accused of handing of money to Park and Choi and Lotte chairman Shin Dong-bin whose also in court Tuesday on bribery charges. Park's trial is expected to last for several months.