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South Korea pardons Samsung boss : '‘It was widely anticipated’

The heir and de facto leader of the Samsung group received a presidential pardon Friday (August 12), continuing South Korea's long tradition of freeing business leaders convicted of corruption on economic grounds. Billionaire Lee Jae-yong, convicted of bribery and embezzlement in January last year, will be "reinstated" to give him a chance to "contribute to overcoming the economic crisis" of the country, justice minister Han Dong-hoon said. Journalist Frank Smith tells us more.

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