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South Korea's President has Pardoned Samsung's Vice Chairman Lee Jae-young who will now return to Leadership of the company

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Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong bows to reporters at Seoul Central District Court Friday: Photo Credit: Yonhap


Five years ago this month, Samsung's Vice Chairman Lee Jae-young was sentenced to a five year jail term after being found guilty on five charges over his involvement in the corruption scandal that led to the impeachment the nation's former president. After serving 207 days in jail he was released on placed on parole.


Today, The Korea Herald reports that South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol who came to power earlier this year pardoned Lee Jae-young who will now return to leadership of Korea’s largest family-controlled chaebol and the world’s largest memory chipmaker.


Set to be granted on Aug. 15 Liberation Day, the clemency will lift the employment restriction placed on him that was effective until 2027. This would open the door for the 54-year-old third-generation chaebol chief to be promoted to the chairman of Samsung Electronics and to rejoin boardroom.


While Lee was fighting in the court room for the last five years, Samsung has largely kept a low profile in its decision to carry out mergers and acquisitions. The $8 billion acquisition of connected car solution firm Harman International completed in 2017, just a few months before Lee was indicted over the scandal, was the last major spend. In the first quarter, its net cash reached 107 trillion won. For more on this, read the full report by The Korea Herald.


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