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South Korean prosecutor seeks arrest warrant for Samsung chief
February 14, 2017 / 9:27 AM / 9 months ago

South Korean prosecutor seeks arrest warrant for Samsung chief

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean special prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday it is seeking an arrest warrant for Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee as part of its investigation into a graft scandal that could topple President Park Geun-hye.

Samsung Group chief, Jay Y. Lee, leaves the Seoul Detention Centre in Uiwang, South Korea, January 19, 2017. Park Ji-hye/News1 via REUTERS/ Files

The special prosecution said it would also seek an arrest warrants for Samsung Electronics Co Ltd President Park Sang-jin. It did not elaborate or say what charges it planned to bring against the two executives.

Reporting by Se Young Lee and Ju-min Park; Editing by Robert Birsel

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