Woman Who Purchased 360 Viagra Pills On Visit To State House Jailed


A South Korean court has sentenced former President Park Geun-hye to 24 years in prison after she was found guilty of corruption.

The disgraced ex-was found guilty of several corruption charges, abuse of power and coercion in a verdict issued on Friday and was further fined $16m.

It was alleged in the trial that Park, 66, colluded with a friend, Choi Soon-sil, and a former presidential aide, in pressuring big businesses to donate to two foundations set up to back her policy initiatives.

She was also charged for soliciting bribes from the head of the Samsung Group for government favours.

She has been in prison for more than a year, but has refused to appear in court for most of her hearings.

In 2016, she defended the purchase of hundreds of erectile dysfunction pills when she visited Kenya.

Geun-hye visited Nairobi in May to boost trade and strengthen ties with Kenya.

Her office is said to have purchased about 360 Viagra pills and the generic version of the drug ahead of her visit to Africa.

But according to Daily Mail, Geun-hye’s office said the pills were bought to potentially treat altitude sickness for presidential aides and employees on her May trips to Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya.

The countries are said to be 1 to 2 kilometers (0.6 to 1.2 miles) above sea level.

Spokesman of the presidential Blue House Jung Youn-kuk said none of the pills were used during the trips.


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