CONFLICTS

Ex-S. Korean leader Park indicted and now faces trial

  • FILE - In this March 30, 2017 file photo, former South Korean President Park Geun-hye arrives at the Seoul Central District Court for hearing on a prosecutors' request for her arrest for corruption, in Seoul, South Korea. South Korean prosecutors on Monday, April 17 indicted Park on high-profile corruption charges that could potentially send her to jail for life. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, Pool, File)

    FILE - In this March 30, 2017 file photo, former South Korean President Park Geun-hye arrives at the Seoul Central District Court for hearing on a prosecutors' request for her arrest for corruption, in Seoul, South Korea. South Korean prosecutors on Monday, April 17 indicted Park on high-profile corruption charges that could potentially send her to jail for life. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, Pool, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Posters showing portraits of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye, her aides and business men close to her are pasted on a glass at an underground entrance in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, April 17, 2017. South Korean prosecutors on Monday indicted Park on high-profile corruption charges that could potentially send her to jail for life. The signs read "Arrest." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    Posters showing portraits of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye, her aides and business men close to her are pasted on a glass at an underground entrance in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, April 17, 2017. South Korean prosecutors on Monday indicted Park on high-profile corruption charges that could potentially send her to jail for life. The signs read "Arrest." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)  (The Associated Press)

South Korean prosecutors say they've indicted jailed former President Park Geun-hye and sent her case to a criminal court over a high-profile corruption scandal.

The Seoul prosecutors' office on Monday made the indictment.

Park was arrested and confined to a detention facility near Seoul last month on allegations that she colluded with a confidante to extort from businesses and commit other wrongdoing.

Park's criminal trial is expected to start in coming weeks and she will remain jailed during court proceedings that could take as long as six months.

Park has denied any legal wrongdoing.