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South Korea court jails Samsung scion Jay Y. Lee for five years
August 25, 2017 / 6:35 AM / 3 months ago

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

SEOUL, Aug 25 (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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