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

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

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

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

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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