Samsung Heir Appeals Last Week's 5-Year Embezzlement Sentence

Samsung Chief Sentenced to 5 Years For Bribery

"Samsung is likely to argue that Lee is not guilty as Samsung's support of Choi-backed ventures is not the same as giving bribes to the president", said one of the lawyers, Byun Hwan-bong.

Samsung group's heir Lee Jae-yong filed for an appeal on Monday, three days after he was sentenced to five years in jail for bribery and embezzlement in a corruption case that led to the ouster of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye.

The court also found Lee guilty of hiding assets overseas, embezzlement and perjury.

Other executives charged alongside Lee have also been convicted - with two jailed for four years each and two others receiving suspended sentences. Lee has been accused of offering bribes of 38 million United States dollars for various departments after the death of his father.

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Lee denied any wrongdoing, and his lawyers have said they'll appeal the verdict.

In 2015, US hedge fund Elliot Management filed for an injunction against the merger of two Samsung units created to cement a power transfer to the heir apparent of Samsung Group from his ailing father Lee Kun-hee, who has been bedridden since May 2014 due to a heart attack.

Although Samsung Electronics is not a USA company, the scope of the law was extended in 2008, which opened the possibility it could include the South Korean firm, experts said.

"I think that Lee's sentence will be reduced at the High Court". Twice convicted of tax evasion and bribery, the elder Lee never spent any time in prison.

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Still, Samsung says Lee has been critical to longer-term strategic decisions and its relationships with major global customers.

A scandal which has re-shaped South Korean politics and rocked the country's elite - overshadowing even North Korean missile threats - began when reporters at CNN affiliate JTBC found a computer belonging to Choi Soon-sil late previous year.

Experts, however, said Samsung is expected to face challenges over the long-term as the company may struggle to make decisions for key projects including merger and acquisitions.

Samsung Electronics Co.'s chief executive urged his employees to stay focused on their work following last week's conviction of Samsung's de facto leader, and punctuated that business-as-usual appeal with a fresh $2.3 billion investment in semiconductors. Lee has two sisters, but neither has been heavily involved in Samsung Electronics, which is widely regarded as the center of the Samsung empire.

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"The court should have considered that (Samsung) did not have a criminal intent, but wanted to avoid trouble if it refused the government's request", Yonhap News Agency quoted an official from a local business group as saying on Friday. "The leadership vacuum may not have short-term effect, but in the long-term, it is a serious problem".

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