Indian court jails former film star turned chief minister Jayalalithaa Jayaram for corruption

September 27, 2014 5:23 PM

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Indian court jails former film star turned chief minister Jayalalithaa Jayaram for corruption

An Indian court has jailed former film star turned powerful politician, Jayalalithaa Jayaram, for four years in a corruption case that has lasted for nearly two decades.

The chief minister of Tamil Nadu state was found guilty of "disproportionately" amassing about 530 million rupees ($8.7 million) outside her known sources of income, prosecutors said.

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