Lee Jae-yong, co-vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, speaks to reporters after being paroled. Photo: Bloomberg Lee Jae-yong, co-vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, speaks to reporters after being paroled. Photo: Bloomberg
Lee Jae-yong, co-vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, speaks to reporters after being paroled. Photo: Bloomberg
South Korea

Samsung boss Lee Jae-yong freed from prison on parole, critics allege ‘preferential treatment’ for South Korean tycoon

  • There is a long history of top South Korea chaebol figures being charged with bribery, embezzlement, tax evasion, or other offences
  • Lee Jae-yong was serving a two-and-a-half-year prison sentence in connection with scandal that brought down former president Park Geun-hye

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Lee Jae-yong, co-vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, speaks to reporters after being paroled. Photo: Bloomberg Lee Jae-yong, co-vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, speaks to reporters after being paroled. Photo: Bloomberg
Lee Jae-yong, co-vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, speaks to reporters after being paroled. Photo: Bloomberg
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