Samsung’s Lee Faces Indictment Today in Corruption Scandal
SEOUL A South Korean special prosecutor may indict Samsung Group executives, including Jay Y Lee, on Tuesday in connection with an influence-peddling scandal that’s put the heir behind bars and led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye. “Almost all” of the five executives suspected of wrongdoing, including Lee, are likely to be indicted when prosecutor Park Youngsoo makes his final decision on Tuesday, his spokesman Lee Kyu-chul said on Monday. If Lee, 48, is indicted, it could jeopardise his succession after his father suffered a heart attack in 2014 and was hospitalised. The special prosecutor must end his investigation by Tuesday, a deadline that Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn refused to extend.