South Korea prosecutor says secured additional evidence against Samsung chief

Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:23am EST
 
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SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's special prosecutor's office said on Wednesday it had expanded charges against Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee to include hiding the proceeds of a criminal act before it decided to seek a warrant for his arrest.

A Seoul court said on Tuesday it would hold a hearing on Thursday to decide on the prosecution's request for warrants to arrest Jay Y. Lee and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS: Quote) President Park Sang-jin for bribery and other charges.

Lee and the Samsung Group [SAGR.UL] have denied any wrongdoing.

(Reporting by Joyce Lee; Editing by Paul Tait)

 
Samsung Group chief, Jay Y. Lee, leaves after attending a court hearing to review a detention warrant request against him at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea, January 18, 2017.   REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji