Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee arrestedPhoto: Jay Y. Lee, Wikipedia, CC BY 3.0

South Korean prosecutors sought a 12-year jail term for Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee. The charges include allegedly bribing the former president for government support to help Lee cement control of the group.

Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee arrestedPhoto: Jay Y. Lee, Wikipedia, CC BY 3.0

The court ruling is expected before August 27th, when Lee’s current period of detention ends. Other charges he faces include wrongfully transferring assets overseas and hiding the proceeds of a crime.

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