S.Korean prosecutor widens charges against Samsung chief Lee
February 17, 2017 08:51
SEOUL - South Korea's special prosecutor's office said it is planning to indict Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee on charges that go beyond previously cited bribery allegations surrounding government backing of a 2015 merger of two group affiliates.
The charges against Lee relate to the broader process of leadership succession at Samsung, the prosecution spokesman told a news briefing on Friday, and said prosecutors will summon Lee for questioning on Saturday.
Lee was arrested early on Friday over his alleged role in a corruption scandal rocking the highest levels of power in South Korea.