A South Korean court on Thursday sentenced the elder brother of President Lee Myung-Bak to two years in jail after convicting him on corruption charges.
This file photo shows then South Korean politician Lee Sang-Deuk (R), being welcomed by then Japanese Foreign Minister Takeaki Matsumoto, in Tokyo, on May 25, 2011. A South Korean court on Thursday sentenced Lee, the elder brother of President Lee Myung-Bak, to two years in jail after convicting him on corruption charges.
The Seoul Central District Court also ordered Lee Sang-Deuk, 77, to pay fines totalling 750 million won ($701,600) -- the same sum he was found guilty of taking in kickbacks from bankers and a businessman.
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