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Samsung leader Jay Y. Lee attends trial amid calls for pardon: Details here

Pressure is mounting on the government to pardon Lee for a previous conviction of bribery and other offenses, for which he has served half of a 30-month sentence

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Reuters  |  SEOUL 

By Joyce Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee on Thursday made his first public appearance since being jailed in January, as he attended court to face charges of fraud and stock manipulation amid calls for his release. The 52-year-old head of the world's biggest memory chip maker wore a dark suit and white shirt as he entered the courtroom for the hearing, media reported. The heir to one of South Korea's most powerful family-run business empires is accused of fraud and stock manipulation and could face a fresh jail term if ...

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First Published: Thu, April 22 2021. 08:57 IST