As the news agency Reuters reports (via CNBC ), there is now a movement in the case again. Already in the summer, the prosecutor’s office had demanded a prison sentence of twelve years. But then a court closed a deal with Lee, which provided that the Samsung heir should go to jail for only five years. At first, it all looked like a more or less happy end to the corruption scandal for Lee, but now the wind is turning again.
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Against the verdict Jay Y. Lee has now appealed and has apparently gambled too high.The five years could now be twelve years again.The prosecutor does not want to get involved again in agreements and Lee does not meet again. For the appeal procedure, the original sentence was again demanded. He has been in jail since February.