Lee Jae-yong, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, who is in jail after a charge of bribery has been confirmed.
The Prosecutors' Investigation Review Committee will be held today (26th), where Vice Chairman Lee asked to determine whether this investigation is appropriate.
This is reporter Bae Jun-woo.
January of last year, the National Rights Commission transferred to the prosecution after receiving a public interest report stating that vice-chairman Lee Jae-yong had illegally administered Propofol.
During the prosecution's investigation for more than a year, Vice-Chairman Lee received visitation medical treatment, and the position that illegal medication was not true.
Vice-Chairman Lee requested that the investigation be appropriate for external judgment, and this request was accepted and the Prosecutors' Investigation Review Committee is scheduled to be held today.
About 15 experts from the legal profession, academia, and civic groups will attend the Investigation Review Committee.
However, the parties are not obligated to attend, so it seems unlikely that Lee, who had surgery for appendicitis last week, will be present.
The committee conducts closed meetings and recommends final conclusions, but there is no coercion that the investigative team must follow.
Even last year, Vice Chairman Lee received a recommendation from the Investigation Deliberation Committee on the alleged illegal merger of affiliates, but the prosecution did not accept it and prosecuted it.
Apart from the prosecution investigation, the police investigation is also underway regarding the allegations of illegal administration of propofol by Vice Chairman Lee.
For this reason, even if the Investigation Deliberation Committee recommends a non-prosecution against Lee, it is unknown that the prosecution will accept it.