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S.Korean prosecutors to indict Samsung heir, executives on bribery charge

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-02-28 14:26

S.Korean prosecutors to indict Samsung heir, executives on bribery charge

Lee Jae-yong (C), vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, arrives to be questioned as a suspect in a corruption scandal that led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye, at the office of the independent counsel in Seoul on February 13, 2017. [Photo/Agencies]

SEOUL - South Korean special prosecutors investigating the scandal embroiling President Park Geun-hye planned Tuesday to indict Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong on bribery charge.

Lee Kyu-chul, spokesman of the independent counsel team, told the last press briefing that Lee and four senior Samsung executives will be indicted later in the day for multiple charges, including bribery.

Investigation by the special prosecutors is scheduled to end Tuesday as Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn rejected the request for an extended probe into the corruption scandal that led to President Park's impeachment.

The spokesman said the overall investigation results will be formally announced on March 6.

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