Stella Dimoko Court Sentences Samsung Heir To Five Years In Prison For Bribery And Other Crimes


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Friday, August 25, 2017

Court Sentences Samsung Heir To Five Years In Prison For Bribery And Other Crimes

A bribery and cronyism scandal that has already toppled a South Korean president has claimed a major business scalp after a court sentenced Lee Jae-yong, the acting chairman of Samsung, to five years in prison after finding him guilty of offering bribes and other crimes.

The billionaire, who is South Korea’s third-richest man and heir to the Sprawling Samsung empire, had been accused of making large donations to foundations run by a close friend and confidante of the deposed South Korean president, Park Geun-hye, in return for political favours.

The court said Lee had provided bribes anticipating support from Park, who was still president at the time, according to South Korea’s Yonhap news agency.

The court also found Lee guilty of hiding assets abroad, embezzlement and perjury.

Lee’s lawyers are expected to appeal, and the case could end up being decided by the country’s supreme court, possibly next year.

While the 49-year-old, who is also known as Jay Y Lee, was spared the 12-year term demanded by prosecutors, his sentence is the longest given to any South Korean chaebol leader.

-From The Guardian


  1. Na wa. Na poor man dey go jail for here oooo. Imagine Samsung Acting Chairman and billionnaire for that matter.

    May God help this country

  2. south Koreans and their madness

  3. This is so sad, who will produce the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 that I've been saving money for?😭😭😭😭
    Please,I'm pleading on behalf of other Samsung users and myself, make una leave our person alone o...

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    2. Who are the O'chinkos? You just be looking for trouble. Pencil lips

  4. Nobody is above the law....a country that works

  5. That's how it's supposed to be not our Nigeria that law only works for poor.Can the third richest man in Nigeria go to prison for any crime???.The answer is obviously NO.How do we grow when we see some people as untouchable???.

  6. That is a country people! A whole Samsung heir facing jail time. In Naija my country the rich are untouchable, they never go to jail, highest they return the funds and walk free to enjoy the left over loot. In my next life I will not be a Nigerian.

  7. A country where the law works!
    I pray Nigeria will be like this some day

  8. Now LG will be laughing @ them and using tag like "we have integrity like our new LG V30"...πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ Hardcore phone OEM fans will understand

  9. Ah mbok who will dash is this kind of legal system? This kinda government that works?!

  10. Chaebols and their wahala.. But Samsung family is trying sha. After their daughter's suicide and now this... I bet dude will go to jail for 6 months and he will be released for medical reasons.

  11. Easy on him, though bribery and corruption is not good


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