The Seoul Supreme Court sentenced Samsung’s main heir to two and a half years in prison for bribing former Republic of Korea president Park Geun-hye to strengthen his power within the holding. Lee Jae Young was detained in the courtroom.
Lee Jae Young has been accused of bribing Park Geun-hye’s partner, Choi Sun Sil, in an attempt to seek government help to gain control of Samsung Group. The prosecution believes the bribe was 29.8 billion won ($ 27.4 million).
Samsung’s president was charged with bribery in a corruption case in early 2017. As a result of the scandal, Pak Geun-hye, the country’s first woman president, was overthrown.
The Samsung chief then served nearly a year in prison. The Supreme Court later returned his case to the Seoul High Court.
Samsung’s heiress Lee Jae Young was sentenced to two years and six months by the South Korean court. What do people think?
Lee took over the management of the company when his father, Lee Kyung Hee, was hospitalized after suffering a heart attack in 2014. So what do people think about this news?