Special prosecutors are seeking a 12-12 months sentence for samsung’s heir obvious lee jae-yong for his alleged involvement within the south korean bribery scandal related to the previous president.

Within the closing listening to earlier than sentencing, prosecutors announced the hefty sentence, and stated that lee and his lieutenants, who have been additionally convicted, lied at some stage in the trial.

Samsung allegedly paid choi quickly-shil, a near pal of former president park geun-hye, over $30 million in bribes disguised as investment for foundations and for choi’s daughter’s equestrian profession.

Park, who become impeached last yr, and choi also are in prison and on trial.

Special prosecutors have argued that the vp of samsung electronics both knew approximately the deal or orchestrated it to advantage authorities assist for a controversial merger that elevated his manage over the conglomerate.

Lee was arrested in february but has constantly denied the costs, announcing the cash was for the public proper and to assist foster sports.

His arrest caused samsung to delay its annual govt reshuffle from december last 12 months to may additionally.

Prosecutors are also looking for a ten-year sentence for three agency executives and seven years for an additional executive worried in the case.

The vice president has been the de facto head of samsung electronics due to the fact his father, lee kun-hee, become hospitalized after a coronary heart attack in 2014.

The younger lee is the primary samsung boss to be jailed over bribery.