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South Korean Court Blocks Arrest of Samsung Vice-Chair On Bribery Charges

A prosecutor’s attempt to serve an arrest warrant to Samsung vice-chairman and heir Jay Y. Lee was halted by a South Korean justice who ruled there was not enough evidence to show that Lee had bribed President Park Geun-hye, in the scandal that led to her impeachment. The decision strikes a blow to a populist movement in South Korea to crack down on the white-collar crimes of family conglomerates.

“A South Korean court on Thursday blocked a prosecutor’s attempt to arrest Jay Y. Lee, the leader of Samsung, saying there was not enough evidence that Mr. Lee had bribed President Park Geun-hye, in a scandal that led to her impeachment.”

The New York Times has the story.