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1/18/2021, 7:50 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Samsung heir gets jail sentence in retrial

Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong was sentenced to two and a half years in jail on Monday for bribing former President Park Geun-hye and her friend Choi Soon-sil.

The verdict was a part of a retrial that came after Lee was released on a suspended sentence in 2017.

The Samsung vice president was initially sentenced to five years in prison for giving 29.8 billion won (US$27.4 million) in bribes and his sentence was reduced by an appeals court to a suspended two and a half years. in 2018, Park, who was impeached following the scandal, was found guilty of bribery too.

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