Lee Jae-yong, Samsung’s chief, will face a trial in South Korea for bribery and embezzlement. The 48-year old Lee was charged, on Tuesday, for being involved in a huge corruption scandal, which also led to the impeachment of the President.
Lee’s trial has been set for March 9th, which is much sooner than it was expected. Lee has been accused of bribing companies and firms that are associated with the South Korean President, Park Geun-hye, who is also currently under investigation. Officials, who were probing a massive presidential scandal, have found that Lee paid 37 -49 million dollars to an organization run by Choi Soon-sil, who is a confidant of the President. [...]