South Korean Prosecutors Indict Ex-President Park On Corruption Charges

South Korean Prosecutors Indict Ousted President Park On Corruption ChargesOn Monday, prosecutors in South Korea announced that they have indicted former President Park Geun-hye on corruption and abuse of power charges that could send her to jail for life. Park, 65, was impeached in December, formally removed from office March 10, and arrested March 30 amid a national scandal that has also swept up Park’s longtime friend and confidante Choi Soon-Sil and several top business executives, including Samsung heir apparent Lee Jae-yong and, on Monday, Shin Dong-bin, the chairman of South Korea’s fifth-largest business conglomerate, Lotte Group. Park has been housed in a detention center since her arrest, and during her expected six-month trial, South Koreans will see her stand trial in handcuffs and bound with rope, possibly in prison uniform. South Korea will vote for her successor May 9.