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South Korea court jails Samsung scion Jay Y. Lee for five years
August 25, 2017 / 6:36 AM / 3 months ago

South Korea court jails Samsung scion Jay Y. Lee for five years

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean court jailed Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee for five years on Friday.

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

The Seoul Central District Court was delivering its verdict on charges against Lee, 49, ranging from bribery to perjury in a scandal that led to the ouster in March of the then president, Park Geun-hye.

Lee, who denied wrongdoing, has been in detention since February.

Reporting by Joyce Lee; Editing by Robert Birsel

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