Samsung Group chief Lee Jae-yong arrestedPhoto: Lee Jae-yong, Wikipedia, CC BY 3.0

South Korean prosecutors seek a 12-year jail term for Samsung’s Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong. The charges against Lee include bribing associates of the then-president Park Geun-hye, in return for government support in helping Lee cement control of the group.

Samsung Group chief Lee Jae-yong arrestedPhoto: Lee Jae-yong, 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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