(AGENPARL) – THE HAGUE (THE NETHERLANDS), sab 24 ottobre 2020 By Joyce Lee
SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung leader Jay Y. Lee’s trial, in a case of suspected accounting fraud and stock price manipulation connected to a 2015 merger, began on Thursday as a Seoul court held its first hearing.
Lee and 10 other current and former Samsung executives were indicted by South Korean prosecutors last month over the merger of two Samsung affiliates that helped Lee assume greater control of the group’s flagship Samsung Electronics <005930.KS>.
Lee, 52, did not attend the preparatory hearing at the Seoul Central District Court.
Samsung group heir apparent and Samsung Electronics vice chairman Lee has already served jail time in connection with a separate case, and the latest proceedings raise legal risks for South Korea’s biggest conglomerate, including the possibility that he may be jailed again. …