On the morning of 12 October, at the High Court of Seoul, Mr Lee was in court for trial.
Li Zongrong August 25 was arrested on suspicion of bribery Park Ji-hui and Cui Shun-shi, has been detained in the Seoul Detention Center. And the same time, Li Zairong appeared in the 12 wearing a suit, holding a yellow envelope, stiff face, in addition to drinking water and temporarily off the glasses, the trial of the whole process of calm almost no other action.
Earlier, in the August 25 first instance verdict, Li in the charges for bribery and other charges were sentenced to five years imprisonment. In the August 25 first instance verdict, South Korea's Seoul Central District Court found Li Zongrong as a successor to Samsung, bribed South Korea's former president Park Ji-hui. In addition, the court also found that Li Zongrong participated in the Samsung to Pu Guixian Hui Cui Shun Cui Shun bribed 7.2 billion won, about more than 4000 million yuan. In addition to bribery, the court also found that Li Zongrong guilty of corruption, hidden in overseas assets, perjury and many other charges.
In the first instance verdict, another four high-level Samsung was also convicted, of which two were sentenced to up to 4 years, the remaining two were suspended.
Subsequently, the South Korean prosecution on August 29 appeal, that the penalty by the five defendants to share the punishment is too light. "The five defendants are the most important part of all the crimes committed by Park Jiu - hui and Cui Shun - chen, and the court 's decision is too tolerant, taking into account the role played by five people," the prosecution said.
In addition, Li Zairong's lawyer on August 28 also appealed to the first instance verdict, pleaded guilty to all crimes.
Li Zaorong 49 years old, Samsung Group President Li Jianxi only son, has studied in Seoul, South Korea and Harvard University Business School. Samsung insiders have evaluated, Li Zongrong with international business ideas and extensive network of contacts, to lead Samsung Electronics in the fierce international competition in dealing with opponents, partners, the relationship.
In recent years, due to poor physical health Li Jianxi, Samsung Group began to accelerate the streamlining and focus on cultivating Li Zongrong's "succession" status. In 2009, he was appointed vice president of Samsung Electronics, in 2010 was promoted to president, two years later as vice president. In September 2016, the United States, "Bloomberg magazine" published the world's most influential 50 financial figures, Li in the row ranked eighth.
However, in October last year, Cui Shun real "trusted cadres" scandal after the exposure, Li Zongrong took over the Samsung Group, the smooth start of clouds. With the scandal continued to ferment, Li Zaorong and Cui Shun real, Park Ji-hui between the thousands of strands of the association was gradually exposed by the media, he quickly fell into the whirlpool.
Responsible for the case investigation of the special prosecution group that Li Zongrong to Cui Shun real total bribery 43 billion won (about 250 million yuan), with the latter political influence, in exchange for Parker Hui government support Samsung and the first wool of the two Samsung Group's business combination, as their own pursuit of Samsung Group inheritance and the right to operate an important weight. To this end, Li Zongrong and Park Ji-hui three private meeting, which instructed subordinates to give policy to facilitate.
In addition to funding the two funds controlled by Cui Shun Shi, Samsung Group is also involved in the training of a German group controlled by Cui Shun Shi in the name of an equestrian athlete, for the use of Cui Shun real daughter, and the Korea Winter Sports Center, which is established by Cui Shunshi and his niece Injection.
On February 17 this year, the Central District Court of Seoul issued an arrest warrant for Li Zairong. Subsequently, he was sent to Seoul, a detention center in the city of Yiwu.
Face the special inspection group of suspected bribery, misappropriation of public funds, transfer of assets, hidden crime income and perjury 5 charges, Li Zongrong all denied.