If this report is confirmed, it will mark Samsung's involvement in a political scandal. On Monday, Li Zairong (Jay Y. Lee) was sentenced to probation for bribery and corruption.
Prosecutors are investigating a car parts manufacturer managed by Lee Myung-bak family. The reason is accusation that the company manages a bribe fund for Lee Myung-bak. Lee Myung-bak denied any accusation to him, calling the investigation a political retaliation.
Samsung says it is checking Yonhap's report. Seoul's central district prosecutor's office, SeoulCentral Prosecutors
Li Zairong was released on Monday for a sentence of probation, causing an uproar in the two world of Han Guozheng and business. He was arrested for involvement in a corruption that led to the impeachment of Park Geun-hye, the former president of the Republic of Korea (Park) last year.
On Thursday, Li Jianxi (Lee Kun-hee), the chairman of Samsung Electronics, was listed by the police as a suspect in a tax avoidance case.