Seoul: Choi Soon-sil heads to a Seoul courthouse on Feb. 13, 2018, for sentencing in a corruption case linked to ousted former President Park Geun-hye. Choi, a close personal friend of Park, was sentenced to 20 years and 18 billion won (US$16.59 million) in fines on charges including extortion from conglomerates using her ties to the former president.

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An was sentenced to six years and a fine of 100 million won (US$92,208) for taking and arranging bribes while serving Park.Former senior presidential secretary An Chong-bum arrives at a Seoul courthouse on Feb. 13, 2018, for sentencing in a corruption case linked to impeached former President Park Geun-hye.

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The court ordered the tycoon to forfeit the 7 billion won (US$698 million), the amount he gave in bribes.Shin was sentenced to 2 1/2 years of imprisonment for giving bribes to Park's close personal friend in exchange for business favors. Shin Dong-bin, chairman of Lotte Group, arrives at a Seoul courthouse on Feb. 13, 2018, for sentencing in a corruption case linked to impeached former President Park Geun-hye.

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The court ordered the tycoon to forfeit 7 billion won (US$698 million), the amount he gave in bribes.Shin was immediately taken into custody after the court sentenced him to 2 1/2 years of imprisonment for giving bribes to President Park Geun-hye's close personal friend, Choi Soon-sil, in exchange for business favors. Shin Dong-bin, chairman of Lotte Group, is taken to a prison-bound vehicle at the Seoul Central District Court on Feb. 13, 2018.

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