Supporters of ousted South Korea leader outraged over jail for Samsung chief|
Summary with new information since yesterday, from articles in English
Over four decades, Choi Gee-sung, the fourth son of a poor civil servant, worked his way to the top of South Korea's Samsung Group, one of the world's leading business empires, inspiring a legion of salaried workers .
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 .
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)
A South Korean court sentenced the billionaire chief of Samsung to five years in prison for crimes that helped topple the country's president, a stunning downfall that could freeze up decision making at a global electronics powerhouse long run like a monarchy .
Jae-in's office, in a rare commentary on a court ruling, welcomed the ruling as a step toward rooting out corruption .
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 .
Other summaries about this story:
Samsung, LEE, Choi, Park, KOREA|
- Downfall of ex-Samsung strategy chief leaves 'salarymen' disillusioned (Reuters, 08/25/2017, 759 words)
- Samsung leader Jay Y. Lee given five-year jail sentence for bribery (Reuters, 08/25/2017, 1062 words)
- South Korean court sentences Samsung heir to 5 years prison (abcnews.go.com, 08/25/2017, 951 words)
- Q&A: Samsung chief is jailed. Here's what you need to know. (abcnews.go.com, 08/25/2017, 932 words)
- The Latest: Analyst doubts Samsung scandal will hurt phones (abcnews.go.com, 08/25/2017, 822 words)
- Samsung heir sentenced to 5 years in prison (bostonglobe.com, 08/25/2017, 418 words)
- Supporters of ousted South Korea leader outraged over jail for Samsung chief (Reuters, 08/25/2017, 558 words)
- Friday Morning Briefing (Reuters, 08/25/2017, 883 words)
- Friday Morning Briefing (Reuters, 08/25/2017, 808 words)
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