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...