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Retrials ordered for ex-South Korean leader Park, Samsung heir

Aug 29, 2019 - 3:08 PM

South Korea's Supreme Court sends their cases back for new proceedings, saying that errors had been made in the judgments

PROTEST FOR PARK. Supporters of South Korea's former president Park Geun-hye shout slogans during a protest demanding her release from prison, outside the Supreme Court in Seoul on August 29, 2019. Photo by Jung Yeon-je/AFP

South Korea appeals court frees Samsung heir

Feb 05, 2018 - 2:25 PM

(3rd UPDATE) A South Korean appeals court upholds Samsung heir Lee Jae-Yong's bribery conviction but cuts his prison sentence to a suspended term, ordering his immediate release

GOING TO COURT. In this file photo, Lee Jae-Yong (C), Samsung Electronics vice chairman and the son of Samsung group chairman Lee Kun-Hee, arrives at the court for a hearing to review the issuing of his arrest warrant at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul on February 16, 2017. Yonhap/stringer/AFP

Jailed Samsung heir appeals against conviction

Aug 28, 2017 - 1:29 PM

Prosecutors have also said they will appeal the court ruling – to seek a harsher punishment for Lee Jae Yong

APPEALING SENTENCE. In this file photo, Samsung Group heir Lee Jae-yong arrives at Seoul Central District Court in Seoul on August 25, 2017. Chung Sung-Jun/Pool/AFP

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Aug 25, 2017 - 8:15 PM

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Aug 25, 2017 - 2:32 PM

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Samsung heir guilty of bribery, sentenced to 5 years jail

Aug 25, 2017 - 11:21 AM

3rd UPDATE Lee Jae Yong s penalty could leave the giant firm rudderless for years and hamper its ability to make key investment decisions

CORRUPTION TRIAL. In this file photo, Lee Jae-Yong, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, arrives for questioning at the office of a special prosecutor investigating a corruption scandal in Seoul on February 22, 2017. File photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Prosecutors seek 12 years' jail for Samsung heir

Aug 07, 2017 - 1:39 PM

UPDATED South Korean prosecutors demand the heir to the Samsung empire be jailed for 12 years over his role in the corruption scandal that brought down the country s last president

In this file photo, Lee Jae-Yong, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, arrives for questioning at the office of a special prosecutor investigating a corruption scandal in Seoul on February 22, 2017. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

I didn't make decisions, Samsung heir tells corruption trial

Aug 02, 2017 - 3:59 PM

UPDATED It was the first time Lee Jae Yong vice president of Samsung Electronics and the son of the Samsung Group chairman Lee Kun Hee had faced interrogation since the high profile proceedings began in March

GOING TO TRIAL. Lee Jae-Yong (C), the vice-chairman of Samsung Electronics, is escorted by prison guards as he arrives at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul on August 2, 2017. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Park refuses order to testify in Samsung heir's trial

Jul 19, 2017 - 3:28 PM

For the second time in a fortnight impeached president Park Geun Hye rejects a court order to give evidence in the case of Lee Jae Yong the vice chairman of Samsung Electronics

In this file photo, South Korean ousted leader Park Geun-Hye (C) arrives at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul on May 25, 2017 for her trial over the massive corruption scandal that led to her downfall. Jung Yeon-Je/Pool/AFP

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Apr 07, 2017 - 7:02 PM

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Samsung heir accused of bribery, perjury as trial opens

Apr 07, 2017 - 11:41 AM

Lee Jae Yong has been charged with paying nearly 40 million to the now impeached president s close friend Choi Soon Sil allegedly as bribes to secure policy favors

TRIAL BEGINS. In this file photo, Lee Jae-Yong, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, arrives for questioning at the office of a special prosecutor investigating a corruption scandal in Seoul on February 22, 2017. File photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Smartphone maker Samsung backs away from planned split

Mar 24, 2017 - 2:24 PM

Board chairman Kwon Oh Hyun says the firm reviewed legal and tax issues around proposed division into a holding company and an operating unit and identified some negative effects

EYEING A SPLIT. Samsung (L) and South Korean flags (C) flutter outside the Samsung headquarters in Seoul on November 6, 2013. Photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Samsung heir denies charges at preliminary hearing

Mar 09, 2017 - 2:44 PM

The prosecutors formal indictment is sketchy with some of the accusations lacking clear evidence and only circumstantial the defense says

In this file photo, Samsung Group's heir-apparent Lee Jae-Yong (C) arrives at court for a hearing to review the issuing of his arrest warrant at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul on January 18, 2017. Jung Yeon-Je/Pool/AFP

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Feb 28, 2017 - 8:51 PM

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Samsung heir indicted for bribery, embezzlement

Feb 28, 2017 - 1:53 PM

UPDATED Lee Jae Yong is also accused of perjury says the spokesman for prosecutors probing a corruption and power abuse scandal that has seen President Park Geun Hye impeached

INDICTED. In this file photo, Lee Jae-Yong, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, arrives for questioning at the office of a special prosecutor investigating a corruption scandal in Seoul on February 22, 2017. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

South Korea special prosecutors to decide on charges

Feb 27, 2017 - 12:25 PM

UPDATED Prosecutors only have until Tuesday February 28 to decide whether they will indict the heir to the Samsung empire after losing a bid to extend their inquiry

In this file photo, Samsung Group's heir-apparent Lee Jae-Yong (C) arrives at court for a hearing to review the issuing of his arrest warrant at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul on January 18, 2017. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Samsung drops from 7th to 49th in U.S. brand reputation survey

Feb 21, 2017 - 2:37 PM

A political scandal involving Samsung heir Lee Jae Yong and the Note 7 snafu take their toll on the South Korean tech giant

A Samsung logo is displayed in a mall beneath the company's headquarters in the Gangnam district of Seoul on October 12, 2016. File photo by Ed Jones/AFP

Arrested Samsung heir appears handcuffed for questioning

Feb 18, 2017 - 6:23 PM

Lee Jae Yong is accused of paying nearly 40 million in bribes to a confidante of the impeached president to secure policy favors

HANDCUFFED. Handcuffed and bound with ropes, the heir of electronics giant Samsung appeared for questioning on February 18 over his alleged involvement in the corruption scandal currently engulfing South Korean President Park Geun-Hye. Photo by AFP

Samsung heir arrested in corruption probe

Feb 17, 2017 - 8:41 AM

3rd UPDATE His arrest the first for a Samsung chief will send shock waves through the group which is a major part of the South Korean economy

South Korean prosecutors again seek arrest of Samsung heir

Feb 14, 2017 - 6:12 PM

Prosecutors probing the scandal summoned Lee again February 13 saying they discovered additional evidence in recent weeks and released him after marathon questioning that dragged on past midnight

Lee Jae-Yong (C), vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, arrives to be questioned as a suspect in a corruption scandal that led to the impeachment of South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye, at the office of the independent counsel in Seoul on February 13, 2017. Jung Yeon-Je/Pool/AFP

Samsung heir to be quizzed again over corruption scandal

Feb 12, 2017 - 3:52 PM

South Korean prosecutors say they would question the Samsung heir again as part of a probe into a corruption and influence peddling scandal that caused President Park Geun Hye to be impeached

In this file photo, Samsung Group's heir-apparent Lee Jae-Yong (C) leaves for a waiting facility after attending a court hearing on whether he will be issued with an arrest warrant at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul on January 18, 2017.  Jung Yeon-je/AFP

South Korea court rejects arrest warrant for Samsung heir

Jan 19, 2017 - 7:50 AM

The rejection deals a blow to prosecutors plan to question President Park Geun Hye – impeached by parliament last month – on bribery charges no later than early February

EMBROILED IN SCANDAL. Samsung Group's heir-apparent Lee Jae-Yong (C) leaves for a waiting facility after attending a court hearing on whether he will be issued with an arrest warrant at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul on January 18, 2017. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Samsung heir awaits court decision on possible arrest

Jan 18, 2017 - 10:34 AM

UPDATED If the court approves his detention he would be the first South Korean senior executive to be arrested over the scandal

Samsung Group's heir-apparent Lee Jae-Yong (C) arrives at court for a hearing to review the issuing of his arrest warrant at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul on January 18, 2017. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Money and power: Samsung embroiled in South Korea scandal

Jan 17, 2017 - 3:27 PM

There is this widespread perception that the Lee family is above the rule of law Many South Koreans hope that prosecutors investigating the case will prove that wrong

Lee Jae-yong (C) vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, arrives to be questioned as a suspect in a corruption scandal that led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye, at the office of the independent counsel in Seoul on January 12, 2017. Ahn Young-Joon/Pool/AFP

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South Korea prosecutors seek arrest of Samsung heir

Jan 16, 2017 - 12:42 PM

UPDATED Prosecutors investigating the scandal say they asked a Seoul court to issue an arrest warrant for Lee Jae Yong the son of the Samsung group chairman Lee Kun Hee

In this file photo, Lee Jae-yong (C) vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, arrives to be questioned as a suspect in a corruption scandal that led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye, at the office of the independent counsel in Seoul on January 12, 2017. Ahn Young-Joon/Pool/AFP

South Korea prosecutors to decide on Samsung heir arrest

Jan 15, 2017 - 3:19 PM

Lee Jae Yong Samsung Electronics vice chairman is accused of approving a decision to pay Park Geun Hye s secret confidante Choi Soon Sil large sums of money to secure favorable decisions

FACING SCANDAL. Lee Jae-yong (C) vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, arrives to be questioned as a suspect in a corruption scandal that led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye, at the office of the independent counsel in Seoul on January 12, 2017. Ahn Young-Joon / Pool / AFP

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Samsung heir quizzed as suspect in South Korea political scandal

Jan 12, 2017 - 10:45 AM

Lee Jae Yong is to be questioned in connection to allegations of bribery and is also accused of committing perjury during a parliamentary hearing last month

FACING SCANDAL. Lee Jae-yong (C) vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, arrives to be questioned as a suspect in a corruption scandal that led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye, at the office of the independent counsel in Seoul on January 12, 2017. Ahn Young-Joon / Pool / AFP

South Korean industry titans harangued in scandal probe

Dec 06, 2016 - 9:27 AM

UPDATED The publicity shy heads of the South s 8 largest conglomerates are grilled relentlessly over donations made to dubious foundations controlled by Choi Soo Sil a close friend of President Park Geun Hye

FACING PROBE. (L-R) SK Group chairman Chey Tae-Won, Samsung Group's heir-apparent Lee Jae-Yong and Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-Bin take an oath during a parliamentary probe into a scandal engulfing President Park Geun-Hye at the National Assembly in Seoul on December 6, 2016. Jung Yeon-Je/Pool/AFP

Scandal hearings put South Korea tycoons in hot seat

Dec 05, 2016 - 7:08 PM

The powerful heads of family run conglomerates or chaebols such as Samsung and Hyundai will be among those testifying before a parliamentary investigation ahead of an impeachment vote to remove the president

HEARINGS BEGIN. National Security Office chief Kim Kwan-Jin (L) and other presidential aides take an oath during a hearing on South Korean President Park Geun-Hye's corruption scandal at the National Assembly in Seoul on December 5, 2016. Yonhap/AFP

Samsung Electronics eyes separation in reform plan

Nov 29, 2016 - 10:47 AM

UPDATED The move comes as the tech giant struggles to contain the fallout from a global recall of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone prompted by exploding batteries

Samsung (L) and South Korean flags (C) flutter outside the Samsung headquarters in Seoul on November 6, 2013. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Samsung posts first annual profit decline in 3 years

Jan 29, 2015 - 11:31 AM

Samsung also warns that it expected 2015 s business environment to be as challenging as 2014

TO RUN ON TIZEN. A file photo dated 28 November 2013 showing visitors viewing Samsung Smart TVs on display at SITEC 2013, IT & Consumer Electronics show in Singapore. File Photo by How Hwee Young/EPA