Lee Jae-yong

Juwon Park
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Samsung's Lee Jae-yong Released on Appeal

Samsung Electronics vice chairman Lee Jae-yong walked free from jail on Monday afternoon after an appellate court reduced his five-year jail sentence to two years and six months, suspended for four years.  The appellate court overturned several of the bribery verdicts passed on Lee in his primary trial, but

Steven Borowiec
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Spending Candlelight Protest Anniversary in the Slammer

One year after the start of a historic protest movement that ended with the ouster of a president, central Seoul is set to be filled with candle-holding citizens again this Saturday. Last year’s nationwide demonstrations were  sparked by allegations of influence peddling involving then-President Park Geun-hye, her confidante

Haeryun Kang
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Those Texts Between Samsung and S. Korean Journalists

“Dear respected Mr. Chang Choong-ki! …. I have finally mustered the courage to send you this text message, after hesitating again and again. My son XXX applied to the XXX department of Samsung Electronics…. His application number is 1XXXXXXX, and he graduated from XXX University with a degree

Yvonne Kim
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Park Geun-hye's Forgotten Blue House Documents

It seems the Blue House and Park Geun-hye just can’t seem to part. While the presidential office is still trying to figure out what to do with her leftover beds, it is now embroiled in the latest string of ties to the former president — thousands of potentially game-changing documents

Jieun Choi
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Woo Byung-woo: One Who Must Not Be Forgotten

Some of the most powerful figures in South Korean society were arrested as a result of Park Geun-hye’s corruption scandal: Lee Jae-yong, the de facto chief of Samsung, former ministers of culture and health, former Blue House aides who yielded significant power, and of course, former president Park Geun-hye

Steven Borowiec
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Still Impenetrable: Samsung Heir Lee Jae-yong Avoids Arrest to Mixed Reactions

The months-long scandal that has convulsed the top ranks of South Korean politics and business took a turn in the early hours of Thursday, as a court declined to grant an arrest warrant for Lee Jae-yong, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, the country’s most prominent company and the crown