SEOUL Feb 14 South Korean special prosecutor's
office said it will decide by no later than Wednesday on whether
to request an arrest warrant for Samsung Group chief
Jay Y. Lee.
Lee, third-generation leader of the country's top
conglomerate, was questioned for more than 15 hours after being
summoned as a suspect by the special prosecution on Monday. He
is accused of pledging payments to a company and organisations
backed by President Park Geun-hye's confidant, Choi Soon-sil, to
win support for a 2015 merger of two affiliates.
Last month, a court rejected the special prosecution's first
request for an arrest warrant for Lee.
(Reporting by Se Young Lee and Ju-min Park; Editing by Simon