South Korea approves arrest of Samsung’s leader

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Jay Y. Lee, vice chairman of Samsung, has been embroiled in the political scandal in South Korea.


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Samsung’s de facto leader may be facing jail time.

A South Korean court on Friday (Korea time) approved a warrant for the arrest of Jay Y. Lee, the acting head of Samsung Group, in connection with a political scandal in the country, according to reports from Dow Jones and the Associated Press. Lee has been accused of bribing the suspended South Korean president, Park Geun-hye.

The move reverses a decision from last month where the Seoul Central District Court in South Korea rejected a request for an arrest warrant for Lee, Samsung’s 48-year-old vice chairman. Along with bribery, Lee has also been accused of embezzlement and perjury. It’s unclear why the…

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