Sam­sung’s Lee Faces In­dict­ment To­day in Cor­rup­tion Scan­dal

The Economic Times - - Around The World -

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.

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