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By YOUKYUNG LEE
AP Business Writer 

Lawyers, prosecutors face off at Samsung heir's appeal case

 

October 13, 2017



SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Prosecutors cited a past ruling on a North Korean spy case as one reason why Samsung's billionaire heir deserved a lengthy prison term after being convicted of offering bribes to the country's then-president and one of her associates.

The prosecutors and Lee Jae-yong's lawyers sparred Thursday during a first hearing by the appeals court on the effort by Lee, Samsung's vice chairman and de facto leader, to have his five-year prison sentence overturned.

Lee was convicted in August of offering $7.9 million in bribes to Park Geun-hye and one of her associates when Pa...



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