February 5, 2018 / 7:15 AM / 4 months ago

Samsung heir Lee to appeal convictions to Supreme Court, lawyer says

SEOUL (Reuters) - The lawyer for Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee said on Monday his client plans to appeal to the Supreme Court after he was found guilty of some charges by an appeals court, even though his sentence was suspended and he was able to walk free.

FILE PHOTO - Samsung Group chief, Jay Y. Lee arrives at the office of the independent counsel team in Seoul, South Korea, February 19, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo

The appeals court on Monday suspended the jail term after a year’s detention amid a corruption scandal that brought down the former president.

Reporting by Joyce Lee; Editing by Nick Macfie

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