facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

President Lee's brother appeals sentence

Jan. 25, 2013 at 7:37 AM   |   Comments

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- An older brother of South Korean President Lee Myung-bak Friday appealed his sentence for bribery, eliminating the possibility of a pardon, officials say.

Lee Sang-deuk, 78, was convicted Thursday of receiving kickbacks worth more than $654,000 from a local company and two troubled banks, Yonhap news agency reported.

He was sentenced to two years in prison and a fine of $654,165.

A former six-term legislator, he was considered one of the most powerful figures in his younger brother's presidency.

The president had come under criticism after his aides raised the possibility he might issue a special pardon on the Lunar New Year.

Pardons cannot be issued until a person's sentence has been finalized.

Topics: Lee Sang
© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Merkel urges Putin to withdraw Russian troops from Ukraine Merkel urges Putin to withdraw Russian troops from Ukraine
2
Lindsey Graham fears ISIS will come kill us all, in a not at all hysterical way Lindsey Graham fears ISIS will come kill us all, in a not at all hysterical way
3
Rush Limbaugh: Women actually are consenting when they say 'no' Rush Limbaugh: Women actually are consenting when they say 'no'
4
Tony Hayward: Kurdish oil sector open for business Tony Hayward: Kurdish oil sector open for business
5
American man detained by South Korean marines American man detained by South Korean marines
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback