Samsung heir sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for corruption

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Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong was jailed Monday for corruption linked to his management succession.
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Samsung heir sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for corruption
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Lee Jae-yong, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, arrives at a court for a trial in his bribery scandal involving former South Korean president Park Geun-hye in Seoul on January 18, 2021.

Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong was jailed Monday for corruption linked to his management succession.

The Seoul High Court sentenced Lee, an heir apparent of South Korea's biggest family-run conglomerate Samsung Group, to two years and a half in prison for corruption charges including bribery.

With a suspended prison sentence, he was released from jail in February 2018 after serving time for about one year, but the Supreme Court returned the case to the high court calling for a harsh punishment. 


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