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Samsung heir Lee Jae-Yong jailed for 5 years on corruption charges

Seoul Central District Court convicted Lee, 49, the vice-chairman of Samsung Electronics

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Lee Jae-yong
Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong

heir was sentenced to five years in prison today for bribery, perjury and other crimes.

The Central District convicted Lee, 49, the vice-chairman of Electronics, the world's largest smartphone maker, of offences related to the corruption scandal that brought down ousted president Park Geun-Hye.

First Published: Fri, August 25 2017. 12:22 IST