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Samsung Group chief leaves prosecutor's office after questioning
February 13, 2017 / 4:30 PM / 9 months ago

Samsung Group chief leaves prosecutor's office after questioning

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee left the South Korean special prosecutor’s office early on Tuesday after being questioned for a second time in an investigation into an influence-peddling 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

Lee, 48, has been classified as a suspect and is alleged to have pledged 43 billion won ($37 million) to a business and organisations backed by Park’s friend, Choi Soon-sil, in exchange for support for a 2015 merger of two Samsung companies.

Reporting by Joyce Lee; Editing by Alexander Smith

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