Korean Scientist Seeks Short Term For US Bribe Laundering

Law360, New York (September 12, 2017, 8:51 PM EDT) -- The former director of South Korea’s government-funded earthquake research program who was convicted of laundering bribery proceeds in the United States has urged a California federal judge to spare him from a longer prison stay, saying that the roughly six months he will soon have served in custody is time enough.

Lawyers for Heon-Cheol Chi, who was found guilty after a four-day jury trial in July, asked the court in a filing on Monday to impose a 6-month sentence that, including time served up until his...
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