Samsung has been raided by investigators as the company is dragged into a political scandal involving South Korea's president.
President Park Geun-hye is reported to have allowed long-time confidante Choi Soon-sil to exploit their friendship for financial gain. Samsung is alleged to have donated $3.1m to a company co-owned by Choi Soon-sil, who was arrested on 3 November, and her daughter.
The investigation is another headache for Samsung following the disastrous launch of the Galaxy Note 7, a and a . Samsung this week issued .
"Prosecutors visited our office in Seoul yesterday," a Samsung spokesperson told CNET. "We have no further comment".