Thinner and apologetic, Samsung’s leader walks out of jail on parole By Reuters

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2/2 © Reuters. Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee arrives at a court in Seoul, South Korea, January 18, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/Files 2/2 By Dogyun Kim and Joyce Lee UIWANG, South Korea (Reuters) -Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee, convicted of bribery and embezzlement, was released on parole on Friday, with hopes high at the tech giant that he will soon be back at work. There has been strong support for his parole amongst the business community and the public amid anxiety that major strategic decisions are not being made at the world's biggest memory chip and smartphone manufacturer. Civic groups, however, have slammed his release as another sign of leniency for the country's business elite. Lee, 53, appeared outside the Seoul Detention Center, wearing a dark grey suit and looking much thinner than when he was last detained in January. Convicted of bribing a friend of former President Park Geun-hye, he served 18 months of a revised 30 month sentence. "I've cause
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