Monday, 7 August 2017

South Korean prosecutors seek 12-year sentence for Samsung's Lee Jae-yong

South Korean prosecutors are seeking a 12-year jail sentence for Samsung Electronics vice-chairman Lee Jae-yong.

Mr Lee is facing charges over his alleged role in a bribery scandal which led to the ousting of the ex-President Park Guen-hye.

It is alleged he made a large donation in exchange for government support of a merger of two Samsung subsidiaries.

He has been in prison since February over the scandal, but denies any wrongdoing.

BBC     News.