The actual head of Samsung arrested on charges of corruption

The actual head of Samsung arrested on charges of corruption


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.

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