According to Yonhap News Agency, citing South Korea’s judiciary on the 17th, the Seoul High Court will sentence the retrial of Samsung Electronics President Lee Jae-yu’s bribery case on the afternoon of the 18th.
In the previous trial, the prosecution asked the court to sentence Lee Jae-dt to nine years in prison.
During the retrial, the independent prosecution team and Li Zaiqi debated how to evaluate the Samsung Law Compliance Monitoring Committee around sentencing.
Whether Li Zaiyu was finally sentenced to a suspended sentence has attracted much attention.
In February 2017, Lee Jae-jin was prosecuted for allegedly asking then-President Park Geun-hye and his close confidant Choi Seok-won (formerly known as Choi Soon-sil) to help him inherit the right to operate and provide bribes of 29.8 billion won (about $28m).
The court of first instance found Li Zaidi guilty of part of the crime of bribery and sentenced him to five years in prison, while the court of second instance sentenced him to two and a half years in prison and four years suspended.
In August 2019, the Grand Court (Supreme Court) quashed the judgment of the Court of Second Instance against Lee Jae-hye-hye and Choi Soon-sil in its final judgment and sent the case back to the Seoul High Court for retrial.