August 28, 2017 / 3:11 AM / a year ago

Samsung scion Lee's counsel appeals against 5-yr jail term for bribery

SEOUL, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee’s defence lawyer has filed to appeal against a five-year jail term for bribery handed down by a lower court, the Seoul Central District Court’s website said on Monday without giving details.

A Samsung spokeswoman did not have any immediate comment about the appeal against the sentencing handed down on Friday.

The sentencing of the billionaire scion was a significant moment for South Korea’s decades-long economic order, which has been dominated by powerful, family-run conglomerates. (Reporting by Joyce Lee; Editing by Paul Tait)

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