January 20th – Samsung’s head Lee Jae-ye was sentenced to two and a half years for bribery.
On the 18th, he was detained in Seoul Detention Center, South Korea, in the same prison with former President Park Geun-hye.
According to Yonhap News Agency, Lee Jae-dyu’s latest COVID-19 test results are negative, but due to the strict requirements of prison epidemic prevention, he had to be quarantined in prison for four weeks and undergo a second test before he can officially serve his sentence.
This morning (20th), the Ministry of Justice of South Korea announced that an epidemic had occurred in Seoul detention center where Lee Jae-hye-hye and Park Geun-hye was detained, and a staff member was diagnosed.
Park was judged to be a close contact and was quickly tested because Park had taken the car with the confirmed patient.
Although Park Geun-hye tested negative, given her age (69 years old), she will be sent to a hospital outside the prison for quarantine observation that afternoon.
According to an earlier report, the Seoul High Court of South Korea issued a judgment on the 18th to retrial the bribery case of Lee Jae.
Li Zai was sentenced to two and a half years in prison and was re-in prison in court.
The court found that Lee Jae-hye bribed Park Geun-hye and his cronies Choi Soon by 8.68 billion wonin exchange for the government’s support for him to inherit the management rights of Samsung Group.