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The court also fined Park $16.9 million for her role in the corruption scandal that ended her presidency.
Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee, who denied wrongdoing, has been in detention since February.
South Korea has overwhelmingly elected Moon Jae-in to be the country’s next president. But the liberal is seeking to improve relations with North Korea, which could put the country at odds with its American allies.
The election is being closely watched at a time of high tensions with North Korea.
She was also charged with abuse of power and coercion.