August 25, 2017 / 6:47 AM / 4 months ago

Lawyer for South Korea's Samsung chief Lee says they will appeal

SEOUL (Reuters) - A lawyer for Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee said on Friday the defense team could not accept a court ruling to jail Lee for five years for bribery and will appeal against the decision.

“We are confident the ruling will be overturned,” lawyer Song Wu-cheol told reporters after the ruling by the Seoul Central District Court.

Reporting by Jack Kim; Editing by Robert Birsel

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