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http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2017/10/356_237190.html
Seoul Central District Court has ruled that saying "You are just like ‘Choi Soon-sil'" or "Are you f---ing Choi Soon-sil?" is defamatory.

Choi is a key suspect implicated in former President Park Geun-hye's corruption scandal.

The ruling involves two cases, argued last December, related to two colleagues from an office making fun of Choi's name.

The court fined a man surnamed Kim 1.5 million won ($1,310) for saying to his colleague,"You'd better quit this company because the truth has been coming out, unless you are ‘Choi Soon-sil.".

Kim also said to the co-worker,"You are spoiled because you grew up without your father."

The court also sentenced a man surnamed Ahn, to 10 months' jail for verbally abusing an acquaintance last November last year.

Ahn said in public, "You are just like Choi Soon-sil, because you extorted money from civilians."

The court took into account that Ahn has been jailed for violent crime many times.

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