Samsung on the spot

Lee Jae-yong, center, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, leaves after attending a hearing at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea, on Feb. 16. (Yonhap via AP)

Samsung leader's arrest imperils company and country

Conglomerate in crisis with Lee Jae-yong out of the picture

  • The Samsung empire at 80

    Government connections that helped the group grow are coming back to haunt it

  • Rocky road ahead for the group's third No. 1

    Will Lee Jae-yong prove a worthy inheritor of South Korea's top conglomerate?

  • Samsung's scandal lays bare culture of collusion

    'Chaebol' sweat as old practices no longer guarantee immunity from investigation

  • South Korea's chaebol edge closer to democracy

    The cozy ties with the government are on the wrong side of history