Another Korean president convicted for corruption
The former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak has been sentenced to 15 years in prison, becoming the country’s fourth ex-leader convicted of corruption.
He was also fined 13bn won ($11.4m) after Seoul Central district court found him guilty of bribery and embezzlement.
Lee served as president from 2008-13 and his conviction follows the jailing in April of his successor, Park Geun-hye, dealing a serious blow to conservatives in South Korea. Park is serving a 33-year sentence for corruption and was forced from office by protests.