12 Aug 2022
The heir and de facto leader of the Samsung group received a presidential pardon Friday, continuing South Korea's long tradition of freeing business leaders convicted of corruption on economic grounds.
13 Aug 2021
The jailed de facto leader of the giant Samsung group walked free on parole Friday, the latest instance of South Korea's long tradition of freeing business leaders imprisoned for corruption or tax evasion on economic grounds.
9 Aug 2021
The jailed de facto leader of the giant Samsung group will be released early on parole this week, South Korea's justice ministry said Monday, easing concerns over a possible leadership vacuum at the conglomerate.
4 Jun 2021
South Korean prosecutors fined the jailed de facto leader of the giant Samsung group 50 million won ($45,000) on Friday for illegally taking shots of the anaesthetic propofol.
28 Apr 2021
The heirs to South Korea's Samsung group announced their plans to pay more than $10 billion in death duties Wednesday -- one of the world's biggest-ever inheritance tax settlements -- and donate an art trove including works by Monet and Picasso.
25 Jan 2021
The de facto chief of South Korea's Samsung business empire will not appeal against his 2.5-year prison sentence for corruption, his lawyer said Monday, in a move experts noted could pave the way for his early release on parole.
18 Jan 2021
The de facto chief of South Korea's Samsung business empire was convicted Monday over a huge corruption scandal and jailed for two and a half years, in a ruling that deprives the tech giant of its top decision-maker.
9 Jun 2020
A South Korean court on Tuesday declined to issue an arrest warrant for the heir to the country's Samsung empire over a controversial merger of two business units seen as a key step to his succession.
6 May 2020
The heir to the Samsung empire bowed in apology Wednesday for company misconduct including a controversial plan for him to ascend to the leadership of the world's largest smartphone maker.
29 Aug 2019
South Korea's top court ordered new trials Thursday for former President Park Geun-Hye and Samsung heir Lee Jae-Yong over the corruption scandal that brought her down, in a blow to the world's biggest smartphone and memory chip maker.
13 Oct 2017
The chief executive of Samsung Electronics resigned Friday, saying the South Korean tech giant was facing an "unprecedented crisis", even as it flagged record third-quarter profits.
7 Aug 2017
South Korean prosecutors on Monday demanded the heir to the Samsung empire be jailed for 12 years over his role in the corruption scandal that brought down the country's last president.