August 25, 2017 / 6:11 AM / 10 months ago

South Korea court says Samsung leader Lee gave bribe to win president's support - Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean court hearing bribery charges against the leader of Samsung Group, Jay Y. Lee, said on Friday he had provided bribes anticipating support from the then-president, Park Geun-hye, the Yonhap news agency reported.

Lee Jae-yong, Samsung Group heir arrives at Seoul Central District Court to hear the bribery scandal verdict on August 25, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. REUTERS/Chung Sung-Jun/Pool

A Seoul Central District Court judge is delivering its ruling on charges against Lee, 49, ranging from bribery to perjury in a scandal that led to the ouster in March of Park Geun-hye.

Reporting by Jack Kim; Editing by Robert Birsel

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