Lee Jae-yong — the 278th-richest person in the world, according to Forbes — was released on parole in August 2021, after serving 18 months in jail, just over half of his original sentence.
Jay Y Lee has been in detention since February and on trial for charges, including bribery and embezzlement as part of a scandal that led to the ouster of former president Park Geun-hye.
Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee was arrested and is in custody at the Seoul Detention Centre over his alleged role in a corruption scandal which led South Korea's parliament to impeach President Park Geun-hye.
The prosecutors who are investigating allegations of corruption, involving the country's President Park Geun-hye, sought the arrest of Jay Y. Lee on charges of bribery, embezzlement and perjury.
The special prosecutor has accused Samsung vice chairman Jay Y. Lee of paying bribes totaling $36.70 million in a corruption scandal that last month led South Korea's parliament to impeach President Park Geun-hye.
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