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No more disgraced President

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Former President Lee should apologize to people

The country's top court upheld Thursday a lower court ruling that convicted ex-President Lee Myung-bak of embezzlement and taking bribes from a conglomerate and sentenced him to 17 years in prison. This means the Supreme Court has confirmed the principle that everyone is equal before the law. Lee should now be imprisoned to serve his remaining sentence after he was released in February on bail after staying in jail for one year.

The court released a statement that read: "We find nothing wrong with the appeals court ruling that confirmed the embezzlement and receiving of bribes." Lee was found guilty of embezzling 25.2 billion won ($22 million) from DAS, a car........

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