South Korea Probes Samsung Over Bribes

Law360, New York (November 12, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- South Korean officials said Monday that they were probing accusations of bribery at Samsung Group after a lawsuit with related accusations was filed last week.

A spokesman for the Supreme Public Prosecutors' Office said Monday that the probe had begun but gave no other details, Dow Jones reported.

Last week, two civic organizations filed a criminal lawsuit against top Samsung executives after Kim Yong-chul, a former top Samsung legal affairs official, alleged Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-hee was the mastermind of a scheme to bribe prosecutors, judges,...
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