The heir of Samsung, sentenced to 5 years in prison for the case ‘Rasputina’
EFE / VIDEO: AGENCY ATLAS
- it Is considered proven that Lee Jae-yong gave bribes to the former president south Korean Park Geun-hye with the expectation of obtaining favors from the Government.
- The heir to the largest corporate conglomerate of South Korea was also found guilty of embezzling 4.8 million euros.
The heir and de facto leader of the technology giant Samsung, Lee Jae-yong, he was sentenced by a court in Seoul to five years in prison for their involvement in the corruption case of the ‘Rasputina’, reported by the local agency Yonhap.
The room 417 of the court of Central District of Seoul is considered proven that Lee gave bribes to the former president south Korean Park Geun-hye with the expectation of obtaining favors from the Government in its consolidation as the leader of the group, among other crimes.
The justice south Korean ruled that Lee was involved in the donation part of your company 7,200 billion won (5.4 million euros) for the financing of the program of horseback riding in Germany the daughter of Choi Soon-sil, dubbed the “Rasputina” and considered the brain of the corruption scheme that triggered the dismissal and arrest of the exmandataria of South Korea.
The heir of the largest conglomerate companies in the asian country was also found guilty of embezzling 6.400 million won (4.8 million euros), to hide assets in foreign countries, and perjury to have given several versions in their court appearances. The prosecution sought 12 years in prison for the charges.
After hearing the verdict, the lawyers for Lee said that did not accept the ruling and assured that they will come “soon”, he collected Yonhap.
The court of Seoul ruled also four years in prison for two other executives the Samsung group for its involvement in the case.
Lee, 49, is remained detained since mid-February, when the prosecution filed charges against him for these crimes committed in the framework of the case “Rasputina”.
The judicial process Lee, which began on the 9th march last, has caused great excitement in the asian country, where refer to him as “the trial of the century”, because of the repercussions it may have on the image of the largest south Korean conglomerate and its possible influence on the future judgment on the former president Park.