Former Seoul education chief gets 4-year jail term

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Former Seoul education chief gets 4-year jail term

A Seoul court yesterday sentenced former Seoul education chief Kong Jeong-taek to a four-year jail term and a fine of 100 million won (US$82,460) for bribery. The superintendent for the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education from 2008-2009, who lost his post last October for election law violations, was found guilty of receiving kickbacks from senior education officials while in office in return for personal favors. The Seoul Western District Court also ordered Kong to forfeit 146 million won he received in exchange for the promise to use his influence for the promotions of senior schoolteachers and education officials.

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