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09/03/2017 South Korean court opens a trial with Samsung leader

After the Choi Soon-sil scandal, investigation of Lee Jae-yong followed. He was later arrested for handing bribes worth almost £30m to then South Korean president. Court opened trial with the Samsung vice-chairman, which ended with him being sentenced to 5 years in prison after he was found guilty of corruption.

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