One of South Korea's richest men is now in custody. Samsung chief Lee Jae-yong faces charges including bribery and perjury in a case that is bringing down the country's economic and political elite.
The heir to the Samsung group, Lee Jae-yong, has been formally arrested on allegations of bribery, perjury and embezzlement. Prosecutors have ten days to indict the de facto head of South Korea's biggest company.
Samsung Vice Chairman Lee Jae-Yong has been under investigation for bribery and embezzlement. The scandal already caused the impeachment of President Park-Geun-hye.
Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong has appeared in court as judges deliberate for a second time on whether he should be arrested. Lee is accused of offering bribes to President Park Geun-hye and her close friend.
South Korea was taken by surprise with the arrest of Lee Jae-yong, the de facto leader of Samsung, over his alleged involvement in a massive corruption scandal. DW talks to expert Stephan Haggard about the repercussions.
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