At the reconsideration of Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong, who was charged with the case of'Gukjeong Nongdan,' Park Young-soo's special prosecutor's team sought nine years in prison.

The special prosecutor asked the court to "send the defendant nine years in prison" at the decision hearing of Vice Chairman Lee, held at the hearing of the first criminal division of the Seoul High Court (Judge Jung Joon-young Song, Young-seung Song, Sang-wook Kang).

Former head of the Future Strategy Office, Choi Ji-sung, former deputy chief of the Mijeon Office, and former president of Samsung Electronics Park Sang-jin, respectively, were sentenced to 7 years in prison, and Hwang Sung-soo, former executive director of Samsung Electronics, for five years.

The special prosecutor said, "It is a group with overwhelming power that it is said that Korean companies are divided into Samsung and non-Samsung companies. It is Samsung’s position that for the sound development of our society, it is necessary to show a firm figure against corruption and set an example. "I said.

He pointed out, "In the course of the crime of Gukjeong Nongdan, he was more active than other companies, committed crimes easily, and is showing a form of avoiding responsibility."

However, the special prosecutor said, "We considered the fact that the Supreme Court was not guilty of some charges," and lowered the amount of imprisonment a little more than that for both the first and second trials before destruction and repatriation.

Vice-Chairman Lee was handed over to trial in February 2017 on charges of bribing the former President Park Geun-hye and Choi Seo-won for help with the succession of the group's management rights and bribery.

The special prosecutor decided that Vice-Chairman Lee promised to hand over 21.3 billion won in bribes totaling 29.8 billion won.

In August of last year, the Supreme Court's entire consensus broke the case and returned it to the Seoul High Court, saying that it should take the purchase amount of 3.4 billion won and donations from the Winter Sports Gifted Center as a bribe.

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