Arrest warrant for ceo of Samsung because of corruption scandal

Arrest warrant for ceo of Samsung because of corruption scandal

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Vice president Jay Y. Lee of the South Korean techbedrijf Samsung will officially for the court to answer for his deeds.

Friday morning was in Seoul a warrant of arrest issued in which Lee is suspected of bribery, embezzlement and involvement in a major corruption scandal that the position of president Park Geun-hye does falter.

Reuters reports that the charges against Lee may be will be extended to the full process of succession of leadership within Samsung to investigate, said a spokesman of the South Korean Public Prosecutor’s office. This is Lee on Saturday questioned. He gets according to the news agency no special treatment in prison.

Lee was already fixed in anticipation of the decision of the judge. Earlier requested the prosecutor to the arrest warrant, because Lee bribes of a total of more than $ 36 million has been paid to a friend of Park, Choi Soon-sil.


Lee would be top executives of Samsung among others have dedicated to bad organizations to fund that were managed by a confidant of president Park. He would allegedly political and business favors in return.

He is the first ceo of the Korean company, with regard to the corruption scandal, the official criminal acts of is accused. Before, it was a request for Lee to arrest yet rejected.

The request for ceo Park Sang-jin of Samsung Electronics, also the head of the Korean Equestrian Federation, to arrest, was rejected by the court.

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