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South Korea: Samsung's heir Lee Jae-yong handed 5 year sentence for corruption01:36

South Korea: Samsung's heir Lee Jae-yong handed 5 year sentence for corruption

Korea, Republic of, Seoul
November 21, 2018 at 13:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

Samsung's billionaire heir Lee Jae-yong was sentenced to 5 years in prison for corruption charges at Seoul Central District Court, Friday.

Only son of Lee Kun-hee, Chairman of Samsung, Lee was initially arrested on February 17 in connection with a corruption scandal involving former South Korean President Park Geun-hye. He was accused of giving millions of dollars in donations to non-profit foundations run by a confidante of President Geun-hye, Choi Soon-sil, in exchange for political support.

Park was impeached in December 2016 after facing accusations of conspiring to extort tens of millions of dollars from South Korean businesses along with Choi Soon-sil. Her case is currently being heard by the constitutional court.

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Samsung's billionaire heir Lee Jae-yong was sentenced to 5 years in prison for corruption charges at Seoul Central District Court, Friday.

Only son of Lee Kun-hee, Chairman of Samsung, Lee was initially arrested on February 17 in connection with a corruption scandal involving former South Korean President Park Geun-hye. He was accused of giving millions of dollars in donations to non-profit foundations run by a confidante of President Geun-hye, Choi Soon-sil, in exchange for political support.

Park was impeached in December 2016 after facing accusations of conspiring to extort tens of millions of dollars from South Korean businesses along with Choi Soon-sil. Her case is currently being heard by the constitutional court.

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