Bribes of government officials.

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/fb9cfeb1-d513-3474-9a9f-4f7487075356/prosecutors-demand-12-year.html

"Samsung, founded by Lee's grandfather, is one of the key family-run South Korean conglomerates that have dominated the country's economy. Some credit them with leading South Korea's export-driven economy and rebuilding its economy from the ashes of the 1950-53 Korean War, but others say their successes were only possible because of corrupt, collusive ties with government officials.

"It was a typical case showing cozy, collusive ties between government and businesses," special prosecutor Park Young-soo said during Wednesday's court session, according to South Korean media.

Lee, who was convicted of embezzlement, hiding assets overseas and perjury, repeated a denial of the charges, according to Lee's lawyers.

Lee, whose official title is vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, took a higher-profile role after his father and Samsung chair Lee Kun-hee suffered a heart attack in 2014.

Samsung is the world's largest maker of smartphones, television sets and microchips."
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