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Seoul court fines Samsung leader Lee for unlawful sedative use - Yonhap

Stock MarketsOct 26, 2021 02:06AM ET
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3/3 © Reuters. Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee arrives at a court in Seoul, South Korea, October 26, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji 2/3

SEOUL (Reuters) - A Seoul court fined Samsung Electronics (OTC:SSNLF) Co Ltd Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee 70 million won ($59,461.62) plus a fee for unlawful use of a controlled substance, Yonhap reported on Tuesday.

Seoul Central District Court fined Lee for being administered propofol, a sedative used in anaesthesia, multiple times between 2015-2020, Yonhap said.

Under South Korean law, the recipient of a controlled substance deemed to have been administered illegally is liable for prosecution, as well as those who administered the drug.

Lee has kept a low public profile since his parole in August from a bribery and embezzlement conviction in January. He remains on trial accused of stock-price manipulation and accounting fraud related to the $8 billion merger of two Samsung (KS:005930) firms in 2015.

($1 = 1,177.2300 won)

Seoul court fines Samsung leader Lee for unlawful sedative use - Yonhap
 

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Horyu Ken
Horyu Ken Oct 26, 2021 2:23AM ET
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Mmmm......Michael Jackson was extra dosed with the same controlled substance.
Kaveh Sun
Kaveh Sun Oct 26, 2021 2:17AM ET
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If he doesnt harm any one, then so what if he used propofol. Alcohol can make u do harmful things, worst if u r wasted.
Riad Roton
Riad Roton Oct 25, 2021 11:23PM ET
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