Aug 29 2017
The conviction of Samsung Group's heir apparent Lee Jae-yong bodes ill for former President Park Geun-hye, who is on trial for receiving bribes from Lee, observers said Monday.
Lee Jae-yong was also found guilty by a panel of three judges of embezzlement, hiding assets overseas, concealing profits from criminal acts and perjury.
Lee's lawyer has steered media inquiries to Samsung, whose spokeswoman did not have any immediate comment about the appeal.
The court said on Friday that Lee hoped bribes for Park at the time she was president and her close friend Choi Soon-sil would secure government support for a merger that strengthened Lee's control at a crucial time.
A confidential 2007 USA diplomatic cable, published by Wikileaks, referenced rumors that Choi had "complete control over Park's body and soul during her formative years and that his children accumulated enormous wealth as a result".
Lee was the only one of the leaders of 16 conglomerates to be indicted on charges related to the coercion of funds for the Mir and K-Sports foundations, which was the primary cause behind Park's expulsion by the Constitutional Court in March.
His attorneys refused to accept the verdict, saying they were confident Lee would be cleared of all charges in an appeals court according to local news agency Yonhap. Lee was handed down a five year jail sentence while prosecutors sought 12 years in prison.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the ruling as historic, and tweeted that it "grants equality" to Muslim women. The senior Sena leader said nobody should see the apex courts verdict through the "prism of religion".
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The U.S. still has almost 10,000 troops in Afghanistan as military advisers and to conduct counter-terrorism operations. He said the deliberations, including talks at the Camp David presidential retreat on Friday , were done properly.
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But Lee, vice-chairman at Samsung Electronics and the Samsung founder's grandson, had said he was unaware of the donations, which were overseen by other executives. The trials are now being carried out separately, but given that these charges are two sides of the same coin, the judges assigned to the Park case can't help but take this judgement into consideration.
"As a legal professional, I can not possibly accept any part of the lower court's guilty verdicts", said Song Wu-cheol, lead defense attorney, who added, "I am confident that the appeals court will definitely find the defendants not guilty on all counts".
The ruling in Lee's case can be appealed twice. Last year, the American hedge fund demanded Samsung Electronics' conversion into a holding company and listing on NASDAQ along with a special dividend worth 30 trillion won.
Powerful family controlled business groups helped catapult the country from poverty to becoming a global economic power.
"I think that Lee's sentence will be reduced at the High Court".
They said Lee was aware that Park wanted Samsung to sponsor the equestrian training. Lee has two sisters, but neither has been heavily involved in Samsung Electronics, which is widely regarded as the center of the Samsung empire. Some were pardoned and others got sentences reduced on appeal.
Aug 29 2017
Xiaomi Mi 5X September 5 Launch Tipped: Features and Expected Price
Xiaomi recently teased a special event for that date, where it says a "flagship dual camera " device will be launched globally. In the Indian smartphone market, the Xiaomi Mi 5X will likely to be priced somewhere in between the Rs. 13,000 and Rs. 14,000.
Aug 27 2017
Arizona's Largest Paper: Arpaio Pardon an 'Insult' to Latinos
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Aug 27 2017
Sterling scores 97th-winner for Man City - and is then sent off
Martin came through the ranks of Espanyol and managed to turn some heads last season , helping his team to an eighth place finish. City were frustrated and Guardiola and Howe had to be separated after a dispute over returning the ball following a stoppage.
Aug 26 2017
Taylor Swift takes dig at Kanye West, Kim Kardashian in new song
In that song, she hits back at a music critic who said that she couldn't sing. "Maybe I got mine but you'll all get yours". The tilted stage seems to be a reference to Kanye West , who used a floating stage that tilted during his last tour.
Aug 25 2017
Forecast: Mild weather expected into the weekend in the Omaha area
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Aug 24 2017
Adorable little girl steals the show during mom's TV news interview
After introducing viewers to mom and her son George, Stewart gestured to the little girl, who was already wandering around the set.
Aug 24 2017
Massive stash of Donald Trump-shaped ecstasy pills seized in Germany
This isn't the first time the orange ecstasy pills have reared their orange heads, however, as back in July the United Kingdom . National Institute for Drug Abuse, ecstasy - also known as MDMA or Molly - is a synthetic drug that alters mood and awareness.
Aug 21 2017
Kohli hopes to keep Dhawan in his 'happy zone'
Innings after innings, match after match, Dhawan is blasting Lankan bowlers all around the park and scoring big runs for his team. He also said that Sri Lanka is likely to go with two frontline seamers with Mathews and Perera to support.
Aug 21 2017
Reports say shell hits Syrian fair
In a statement on Sunday, he said Egypt's participation in the event will give momentum to the Egyptian-Syrian economic ties. Assad said that hardly a week passes without an attack in the West, referring to assaults carried out by IS supporters.
Aug 21 2017
Microsoft to Publish PUBG on Xbox One - Release Date Reconfirmed
The only major difference is that you can see the words " Project Scorpio " engraved on the console and the controller itself. The Minecraft Creeper controller will be available to buy separately, too, alongside a Minecraft Pig controller .
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