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S Korea SC orders retrial for Samsung heir in bribery, embezzlement case

Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong was convicted of offences including bribery and embezzlement in connection with the scandal that brought down former president Park Geun-hye

A South Korean court on Friday sentenced Lee Jae-yong (centre) to five years in jail.

Lee Jae-yong (centre). File photo

AFP | PTI Seoul
South Korea's top court on Thursday ordered a new trial for Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong, who was convicted of offences including bribery and embezzlement in connection with the scandal that brought down former president Park Geun-hye. 
Lee was jailed for five years in 2017 but freed a year later after an appeals court dismissed most of his bribery convictions and gave him a suspended sentence. The Supreme Court set aside that decision Thursday and sent his case back for new proceedings.    
Topics : Samsung

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First Published: Aug 29 2019 | 11:40 AM IST

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