South Korean Navy Commander Sentenced to 2 Years in Jail For Corruption

Michael Song, Jan. 29, 2016, 8:45 a.m.

An appeals court on Friday reduced the sentence for a former navy fleet commander for lobbying navy officials in exchange for money. The Seoul High Court sentenced a former vice admiral, identified only by his family name Ahn, to two years in jail and ordered him to forfeit 175 million won (US$145,000).

A lower court had handed down a four-year sentence for the former commander and ordered him to forfeit the same amount of money. Ahn was charged with lobbying navy officials to try to get a letter that contains positive assessment of an arms brokerage firm while working as an advisor to the company after retirement.


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