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Supporters of ousted South Korea leader outraged over jail for Samsung chief
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On Friday, a Seoul court sentenced Choi to four years in jail for his part in a corruption scandal that toppled the country's president, and handed his billionaire boss , Jay Y. Lee, a five-year jail sentence. (article 1) Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong , the de facto leader of South Korea's most successful business group, was sentenced Friday to five years prison for offering bribes and other crimes. (article 4) Hundreds of diehard supporters of ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye reacted with outrage on Friday after Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee was found guilty of bribing Geun-hye, and they vowed to fight on against what they see as injustice. (article 7) After a six-month trial over a scandal that brought down Geun-hye a court ruled that Jae-yong had paid bribes in anticipation of favours from Geun-hye. (article 2) A technology analyst doubts the imprisonment of Samsung's scandalized chief will knock the company off its perch as the world's leading maker of smartphones. (article 5) The verdict sends the strongest message yet to South Korea's big, family-controlled businesses that their more than 60 years of economic dominance in one of the world's most successful economies is under threat. (article 6)

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    Samsung, LEE, Choi, Park, KOREA

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    1. Downfall of ex-Samsung strategy chief leaves 'salarymen' disillusioned (Reuters, 08/25/2017, 759 words)
    2. Samsung leader Jay Y. Lee given five-year jail sentence for bribery (Reuters, 08/25/2017, 1062 words)
    3. South Korean court sentences Samsung heir to 5 years prison (, 08/25/2017, 951 words)
    4. Q&A: Samsung chief is jailed. Here's what you need to know. (, 08/25/2017, 932 words)
    5. The Latest: Analyst doubts Samsung scandal will hurt phones (, 08/25/2017, 822 words)
    6. Samsung heir sentenced to 5 years in prison (, 08/25/2017, 418 words)
    7. Supporters of ousted South Korea leader outraged over jail for Samsung chief (Reuters, 08/25/2017, 558 words)
    8. Friday Morning Briefing (Reuters, 08/25/2017, 883 words)
    9. Friday Morning Briefing (Reuters, 08/25/2017, 808 words)

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