Samsung's Lee walks free as South Korea court suspends jail termStaff Writer | February 5, 2018
A South Korean appeals court on Monday suspended a jail sentence handed down to Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee, setting him free after a year’s detention amid a corruption scandal that brought down the former president.
Asia Lee had been detained since last February
Lee, heir to one of the world’s biggest corporate empires, had been detained since last February.
Emerging from Seoul Detention Centre, Lee said his time in jail had been useful.
“Again, I feel sorry to everyone for not showing my best side. And it has been a really precious time for a year reflecting on myself,” Lee told reporters. ■