Samsung inheritor absent from bribery retrial following father’s demise
Samsung Electronics vice-chairman Lee Jae-yong was not in attendance for a scheduled courtroom listening to Monday after the demise of his father, Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee, was introduced yesterday. Yonhap reviews that the conglomorate’s de facto chief and presumed inheritor had requested the Seoul Excessive Courtroom to allow him to attend the funeral.
Samsung has stated that the wake will final 4 days with a family-only funeral happening on Wednesday, based on The Korea Herald. Lee Kun-hee had been incapacitated by a 2014 coronary heart assault, together with his son Lee Jae-yong — often known as Jay Y. Lee within the West — broadly anticipated to take over.
The youthful Lee, nonetheless, is dealing with the resumption of a bribery case that has dogged him over latest years. He was sentenced to 5 years in jail in 2017 for his position within the sweeping bribery scandal that introduced down former South Korean president Park Geun-hye; he was then freed on enchantment the following yr with many of the expenses dismissed. However the case was despatched again to a decrease courtroom for retrial to have in mind alleged bribes that hadn’t beforehand been dominated on.
The subsequent listening to is deliberate to happen on November ninth, Yonhap reviews.
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