Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong, who was accused of bribing former President Park Geun-hye and Choi Seo-won, who had been “unscrupulous”, will be sentenced to return for destruction next month.
The special prosecutor asked for nine years in prison at today’s decision trial, and Vice-Chairman Lee repeatedly pledged not to repeat the same mistake and appealed for election to the court.
Reporter Lim Seong-ho reports.
Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong attended the final destruction and repatriation trial before the sentence.
I didn’t say anything to reporters’ questions about the trial.
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At the decision hearing, the special prosecutor asked the court to sentence Lee to nine years in prison.
The Special Prosecutor’s Office repeatedly emphasized that Vice Chairman Lee actively bribed former President Park and Seo-won Choi, who was in charge of management, to succeed in management.
In particular, even though the Supreme Court admitted to bribery by revoking the second trial decision last year, Vice-Chairman Lee insisted that he would continue to conceal the truth through false statements.
It did not attach much significance to the activities of the Samsung Compliance Committee, which the court decided to consider for sentencing.
The Special Prosecutor’s Office said that professional judges commissioned by the judiciary also negatively evaluated the sustainability of the Compliance Committee, and emphasized that there is no effectiveness of’to the extent that the total number is scared’.
Vice-President Lee’s side actively countered.
He argued that the Samsung Compliance Committee reinforced the independence and deliberation and surveillance procedures to prevent the risk of personal interests by the head of the family, and argued that the special prosecutor’s theory of uselessness was unfounded.
The bribe was also offered by Vice-Chairman Lee because he was unable to overcome the coercion of former President Park, and he has not received succession privileges, and has appealed to the court to give him a probation from imprisonment.
After making a final statement, Vice Chairman Lee admitted that everything was wrong and wrong, and appealed for preemption, saying that he would make Samsung a company with the highest level of transparency and compliance.
In addition to Vice-Chairman Lee, the special prosecutor was sentenced to 7 years imprisonment for former head of future strategy office Choi Ji-sung, former deputy general manager Jang Choong-ki, and former Samsung Electronics president Sang-jin Park and 5 years in prison for former Samsung Electronics executive director Hwang Sung-soo.
On the 18th of next month, the judges decided to hold a sentence for Vice-Chairman Lee.
It is noteworthy what the judges will conclude in the trial of Lee’s Gukjeong Nongdan case, which has been three years and ten months after the first prosecution.
This is YTN Seongho Lim.
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