Samsung heir Lee Jae-Yong appeared in a Seoul court Friday on bribery charges, after the Supreme Court overturned his 2017 acquittal.
Prosecutors asked that former South Korean president Park Geun-hye be sentenced to 30 years in prison, accusing her of “disrupting constitutional order and damaging the public’s trust in state power” as part of her ongoing corruption trial, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.
Lee Jae-yong, the heir to the Samsung Group, left his jail cell a free man on Monday, after serving only one year of the five he was sentenced to for bribery and embezzlement, according to Reuters.
Lee Jae-yong, Samsung’s billionaire heir and South Korea’s third-richest man, was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for his role in a sprawling corruption scandal that has gripped the country and toppled its former president.
Lee Jae-yong, the de facto head of Samsung, denied during his trial on Wednesday allegations that he bribed South Korea’s impeached ex-President Park Gue-hye to keep control of his business empire.
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