Reuters logo
Samsung Group leader Lee arrives at S.Korea prosecution office for questioning
January 12, 2017 / 12:46 AM / 8 months ago

Samsung Group leader Lee arrives at S.Korea prosecution office for questioning

SEOUL, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee on Thursday arrived at the South Korean special prosecutor’s office for questioning over bribery suspicions as part of a widening political scandal that may permanently unseat President Park Geun-hye.

The prosecutors named Lee as a suspect in an investigation into whether 30 billion won ($25.28 million) provided by Samsung to a business and foundations backed by Park’s friend, Choi Soon-sil, were connected to a 2015 decision by the country’s national pension fund to support a controversial merger of two group affiliates.

“I am very sorry to the South Korean people,” Lee told reporters after arriving at the office. (Reporting by Se Young Lee and Ju-min Park; Editing by Michael Perry)

Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below