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Samsung's Lee receives jail time for soliciting bribes to former South Korean president Park

By Wooyoung Lee
  • 18 Jan 2021 02:33
  • 18 Jan 2021 02:44
Samsung Electronics vice chairman and heir to the Samsung Group Lee Jae-yong has been sentenced to two years and six months in jail, in a court verdict that found him guilty of soliciting bribes to former South Korean President Park Geun-hye and her friend.
The Seoul High Court decided that

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Wooyoung Lee

Correspondent, Seoul

Wooyoung Lee is a correspondent based in MLex’s Seoul office, South Korea, covering antitrust, privacy and data security, mergers and acquisitions and financial services. Wooyoung has more than a decade of experience in journalism, public policy and research. She has worked and written for news outlets including The Korea Herald, Al Jazeera International, Bloomberg BNA, Monocle, among others.

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