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.
ANALYSIS Samsung has two important dates this week which will bring either joy or sorrow to the company. The Galaxy Note 8 is slated for launch in New York on Wednesday, a device that the company hopes will erase the memories of the Note7 which turned into a fiasco last year.
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 de facto leader of the Samsung Group, Lee Jae-yong, is to be indicted on charges of bribery, as investigators concluded their probe into an influence-peddling scandal around South Korean President Park Geun-hye, the independent counsel said today.
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.
Jailed Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong has been questioned for a third time since his arrest over bribery allegations related to a corruption scandal that has seen the South Korean parliament vote to impeach President Park Geun-hye.
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.
Samsung Group heir Lee Jae-yong has been formally arrested on charges of bribery in connection with an influence-peddling scandal that has led to a vote for impeachment of the country's president, Park Geun-hye.
Special prosecutors in South Korea are renewing their efforts to obtain an arrest warrant for the defacto leader of the Samsung Group on alleged bribery charges in an influence-peddling scandal.
More than three months after it was forced to pull the Galaxy Note7 from production, Samsung Electronics has finally given an indication of when it will make an official statement about the fiasco.
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.
South Korean prosecutors, who are investigating an influence-peddling scandal that has led to a vote of impeachment against President Park Geun-hye, are close to deciding whether to seek an arrest warrant against the heir of the Samsung group on bribery charges.
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.
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