The head of Samsung, was arrested on charges of corruption

Lee Jae-Yong



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In January, Lee was questioned for 22 hours, however then the consequence has not found sufficient grounds for his detention.

One of the richest businessmen of South Korea, Vice-President and de-facto head of Samsung Electronics Lee Jae-Yong arrested in connection with the corruption scandal that led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye .

Reported by the BBC.

“In light of new evidence and new charges agreed that the arrest is a necessary measure of restraint”, – the press-service of the court in Seoul.

Lee Jae-Yong formally holds the post of Vice-President of Samsung. However, after his father and company President Lee gon-Hee suffered a heart attack, Lee Jae-Yong is considered the actual head of the Corporation.

He is accused of illegal transfer of funds controlled by Choi sung-SIL – girlfriend of South Korean President Park Geun-Hye. Previously, the investigation found that Choi sung-SIL illegally forced big business to make a multimillion-dollar donation in two related non-governmental Fund. It is with the investigation of the operations of the funds began a corruption scandal that led to the announcement of impeachment, Park Geun-Hye.

According to the prosecution, Lee has transferred 41 billion won ($36 million) in one of the funds Choi sung-SIL to the government, among other things, turned a blind eye to the transfer of the steering post in the Corporation by inheritance.The consequence does not exclude that donations can be interpreted as a bribe.

Lee also previously acknowledged that Samsung had provided the daughter of Choi sung-SIL horse for horse riding, as he now regrets.

“We will do everything in our power to at future court hearings failed to achieve justice”, – is spoken in the message of the Samsung Group, which also insists on the innocence of his top Manager.

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