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Former official gets 18 months in prison

All News 11:13 April 29, 2016

SEOUL, April 29 (Yonhap) -- A Seoul court on Friday sentenced a former head of a government public relations agency to 18 months in prison for receiving illegal political funds.

The Seoul Southern District Court handed down the ruling for Kim Chang-ho, the former head of the Government Information Agency. Kim was also ordered to forfeit 629 million won (US$554,000) of the bribes he received from Lee Chul, head of Value Invest Korea, a local investment company, between 2012 and 2014.

Kim was not immediately reached for comment.

Kim headed the Government Information Agency from 2005 to 2008.

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