China News Service, January 17 According to Korean media reports, the Seoul High Court of South Korea will pronounce a verdict on the retrial of Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Jae-yong's bribery case on the afternoon of the 18th local time.
According to reports, during the retrial, the independent prosecution team and Lee Jae-yong debated the issue of sentencing on how to evaluate the Samsung Compliance Monitoring Committee.
Li Zairong's final sentence or probation has attracted much attention.
Data map: Lee Jae-yong, chairman of Samsung Electronics in South Korea.
According to previous reports, Lee Jae-yong was involved in the scandal of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye's "confidentiality in politics". He was accused of donating and bribery to a consortium controlled by Park Geun-hye’s "best friend" Choi Sun-sil to obtain convenience for inheriting Samsung.
Li Zairong was sentenced to 5 years in prison in the first instance, and 2 years and 6 months in prison in the second instance, suspended for 4 years, and released.
In 2019, the Supreme Court of South Korea sent the case back for retrial.
In October 2020, the Seoul High Court initiated a retrial of the case.
On December 30, 2020, South Korean prosecutors asked the court to sentence Lee Jae-yong to 9 years in prison.