Probe into big busi­ness

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

SOUTH Korea’s in­de­pen­dent coun­sel team said yes­ter­day it would con­tinue prob­ing con­glom­er­ates, although its ar­rest re­quest for Sam­sung Elec­tron­ics vice-chair Lee Jaey­ong was re­jected ear­lier in the day.

The prose­cu­tors re­quested a war­rant on Mon­day to take the Sam­sung heir into cus­tody for charges of bribery, per­jury and em­bez­zle­ment.

Lee is sus­pected of brib­ing Pres­i­dent Park Geun-hye’s long-time con­fi­dante Choi Soon-sil and Choi’s daugh­ter in re­turn for sup­port from the na­tional pen­sion fund for the 2015 merger of two Sam­sung af­fil­i­ates.

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