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Choi-gate: Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong formally arrested for corruption16 Feb 7:27pm

Choi-gate: Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong formally arrested for corruption

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Vice-chairman of electronics divisions is alleged to have paid $40m to presidential crony Choi Soon-sil but company denies bribery The Samsung heir, Lee Jae-yong, has been formally arrested as part of a probe into the “Choi-gate” corruption and influence-peddling scandal that led to the impeachment of Park Geun-Hye as South Korea’s president. “It is acknowledged that it is necessary to arrest [Lee] in light of a newly added criminal charge and new evidence,” a court spokesman said.
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