Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong, who was sentenced to five years in prison for bribery, embezzlement and other charges in August last year, has been freed after an appellate court gave him a suspended sentence, dismissing most of the charges against him.
Samsung Electronics chief executive Kwon Oh-hyun has handed in his resignation, saying the company faces an "unprecedented crisis", even though record third-quarter profits are anticipated.
Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong has been sentenced to five years in prison for bribery, embezzlement and other charges.
Prosecutors in the trial of Samsung Group's de facto leader Lee Jae-yong have demanded that he be jailed for 12 years for his alleged links to a corruption scandal that led to the ouster of South Korea's former president Park Geun-hye.
Samsung Group heir Lee Jae-yong has told the Seoul Central District Court that he is innocent of bribery and other criminal charges levelled against him by special prosecutors, at his first court hearing on Thursday.
The trial of Samsung's heir Lee Jae-yong on alleged bribery and embezzlement charges will begin on Thursday.
The heir of South Korea's largest business group, Samsung's Lee Jae-yong, now wears a khaki jumpsuit and uses a communal shower in a Seoul detention centre.
The investigating team that is looking into the allegations of bribery, related to a corruption scandal, against the arrested heir of the Samsung Group, Lee Jae-yong, are said to be ready to indict him today if their request for extending the investigation is not granted.
Samsung Group heir Lee Jae-yong has faced a second day of questioning on Sunday, two days after he was arrested on charges of alleged bribery.
A court in Seoul has refused to grant an arrest warrant sought for the Samsung Group's de facto leader Lee Jae-yong, setting back the investigation into an influence-peddling scandal that has led to a vote to impeach President Park Geun-hye.
A South Korean team of investigators has sought a warrant to arrest Lee Jae-yong, the heir apparent of Samsung Electronics, in connection with an influence-peddling scandal.
The vice-chairman of Samsung Electronics, Lee Jae-yong, has been summoned for questioning as a suspect on bribery charges in an influence-peddling scandal in South Korea, Yonhap has reported.
Senior executives of South Korea's largest business group Samsung have been questioned by investigators who are seeking to get to the bottom of allegations over influence-peddling that have led to the country's parliament voting to impeach President Park Geun-hye.
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