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Samsung chief fights back tears as prosecutors seek 12-year jail term

Samsung Electronics Vice-Chairman, Jay Y.Lee, couldn’t hold back tears as he denied any wrong doing during a Court session on Monday, as South Korean prosecutors push towards a 12-year jail term on charges that include bribing the former president to help cement control of the South Korean tech giant.

Lee has been in detention for charges ranging from embezzlement to perjury and rocked with a scandal that held the country for months and even led to the impeachment of former president Park Geun-Hye.

He has been on trial since February, and on record, might face the longest prison term for a South Korean conglomerate executive if found guilty by the Court.

The Court will make it ruling on August 25, two days before Lee’s current period of detention ends.

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