remember that foreign girl who was raped? turns out the Korea Times and the Chosun Ilbo [thanks, Brian] never even talked to her before making up her quotes and writing up her story.
Story in the Korea Herald
Maybe this is my western judgement of Korean culture, but I still think it's messed up that criminals can often pay in order to have their prison sentence reduced, and that such "blood money" deals are often brokered by the police. In some cases, it almost comes across as "hush money"
HT to Extra Korea