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Samsung's billionaire heir Lee Jae-yong tries to avert arrest in court

Court hearing on issuing arrest warrant against him dragged on for over 7 hours behind closed doors

AP/PTI  |  Seoul 

The billionaire heir to Samsung Lee Jae-yong made his second attempt on Thursday to block efforts by prosecutors to arrest him on bribery and other charges in connection with a corruption scandal that has engulfed the country's president. A court hearing on whether to issue an arrest warrant for Lee Jae-yong, vice-chairman at Samsung Electronics, dragged on for more than seven hours behind closed doors at Seoul Central District Court, highlighting how much prosecutors and the Samsung heir have at stake. Prosecutors, who have less than two weeks to investigate the ...

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