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Samsung scion Lee fights back tears as prosecutors seek 12 years' jail

00:11 EDT 7 Aug 2017 | Yahoo News

Samsung scion Lee fights back tears as prosecutors seek 12 years' jailBy Joyce Lee and Christine Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee fought back tears and denied wrongdoing on Monday as prosecutors sought a 12-year jail term on charges that include bribing the former president to help cement control of the South Korean tech giant. Lee, the de facto leader of one of Asia's largest conglomerates, has been in detention since February on trial for charges ranging from embezzlement to perjury, in a scandal that gripped the country for months and led to the ouster of former president Park Geun-hye. "I have never asked anyone, including the president, for anything for the company or my personal gain," said Lee in a final statement, his voice wavering.


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