Former South Korea spy chief gets jail for election meddling

February 9, 2015 9:20 AM

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Former South Korea spy chief gets jail for election meddling

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean appeals court sentenced a former head of the national spy agency to three years in jail on Monday for meddling in the 2012 presidential election and helping Park Geun-hye win the vote.

The Seoul High Court said Won Sei-hoon, who served as director of the National Intelligence Service from 2009 to 2013, used the agency "for activities against a particular (opposition) political party", Yonhap news agency reported.

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