Moscow. 17 Feb. 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 question of impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye, reports BBC News.
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In January, a court in South Korea rejected the request to arrest Lee Jae-Yong, but has since provided to the court new evidence. The actual head of the company accused of illegal transfer of funds controlled by Choi sung-SIL – girlfriend of South Korean President Park Geun-Hye. Sam Lee Jae-Yong denies malpractice.
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 Declaration of the Parliament of the impeachment, Park Geun-Hye, who still must approve or reject the country’s constitutional court.
According to the prosecution, the head of Samsung has listed 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 actual transfer of the steering post in the Corporation by inheritance after father Lee Jae-Yong and President of Lee gon-Hee fell ill.
“We will do everything in our power to at future court hearings failed to achieve justice”, – stated in the message of the Samsung Group, which insists on the innocence of his top Manager.
Samsung is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of high-tech electronics, mobile phones, TVs, monitors and home appliances.