Samsung scion Lee’s counsel appeals against five-year jail term for bribery

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SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee’s defense lawyer has filed to appeal against a five-year jail term for bribery handed down by a lower court, the Seoul Central District Court’s website said on Monday without giving details.

A Samsung spokeswoman did not have any immediate comment about the appeal against the sentencing handed down on Friday.

The sentencing of the billionaire scion was a significant moment for South Korea’s decades-long economic order, which has been dominated by powerful, family-run conglomerates.

Reporting by Joyce Lee; Editing by Paul Tait

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