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Too big to jail? Court to rule on Samsung scion Lee in bribery trial today

Prosecutors have demanded a 12-year jail sentence for Jay Y Lee

Reuters  |  Seoul 

A South Korean court will rule on Friday on corruption charges against Jay Y. Lee, the billionaire head of Samsung Group, after a six-month trial in a nationwide bribery scandal that triggered the dismissal from office of the country's president. Lee, the 49-year-old heir to one of the world's biggest corporate empires, has been held since February on charges that he bribed then president Park Geun-hye to help secure control of a conglomerate that owns Samsung Electronics, the world's leading smartphone and chip maker, and has interests ranging from drugs and home ...

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First Published: Fri, August 25 2017. 08:16 IST