Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee, also known as Lee Jae-yong, speaks during a news conference in Seoul in May. Photo: ReutersSamsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee, also known as Lee Jae-yong, speaks during a news conference in Seoul in May. Photo: Reuters
Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee, also known as Lee Jae-yong, speaks during a news conference in Seoul in May. Photo: Reuters

How Samsung’s Lee Jae-yong used an unusual option to undercut corruption case

  • The 52-year-old, also known as Jay Y. Lee, was first charged with bribery and corruption in early 2017, kicking off a years-long dispute
  • He was found guilty but then freed in a controversial decision that has since been reversed, prompting him to invoke the rarely used review panel option
Topic |   South Korea
Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee, also known as Lee Jae-yong, speaks during a news conference in Seoul in May. Photo: ReutersSamsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee, also known as Lee Jae-yong, speaks during a news conference in Seoul in May. Photo: Reuters
Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee, also known as Lee Jae-yong, speaks during a news conference in Seoul in May. Photo: Reuters
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