Tech view: Samsung at a crossroads as heir back behind bars

The tech giant should be way ahead of its competition, but Lee Jae-yong’s imprisonment makes things a lot more complicated

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
24th January, 2021
Tech view: Samsung at a crossroads as heir back behind bars
Lee Jae-yong, Samsung Group heir, has been sentenced to two and a half years in jail for his involvement in a bribery and embezzlement scandal in South Korea. Photo: Seung-il Ryu/NurPhoto

Samsung faces some tough choices in the months to come after Lee Jae-yong, its heir and de facto leader, was sentenced to two and a half years in jail.

Lee received the prison term for his involvement in a bribery and embezzlement scandal in South Korea which also resulted in Park Geun-hye, the country’s former president, being given a prison sentence.

It’s not entirely a bolt from the blue for Samsung: this was...

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