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Samsung trial: No smoking gun even after 13 weeks

The billionaire stands accused of paying bribes to South Korean President Park Geun-hye

Sam Kim | Bloomberg 

The trial of Jay Y Lee, heir to the Samsung Group empire, has featured thousands of pages of documents and hundreds of hours of testimony from dozens of witnesses. But experts say one thing is missing: a smoking gun. The billionaire stands accused of paying bribes to South Korean President Park Geun-hye and then trying to conceal it, charges that he has denied. With the trial set to continue for another couple of months, the prosecution plans to call the nation’s former leader to testify as it seeks to prove Lee handed over millions of dollars to get a contentious merger ...

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First Published: Sat, June 17 2017. 21:22 IST
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