24 May 2017

South Korea scandal

Samsung heir considered ‘suspect’ in South Korea scandal

KONFRONTASI - The heir to South Korea’s Samsung Corporation has been identified as a criminal suspect in an expanding investigation into allegations of corruption against impeached President Park Geun-hye, prosecutors said.

Lee Kyu-chul, a spokesman for the team of special prosecutors probing the influence-peddling scandal, announced on Wednesday that Lee Jae-yong, the vice chairman of Samsung Electronics and the son of the Samsung Group chairman Lee Kun-hee, would be interrogated as a “suspect” in connection to the bribery allegations in the case.