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Samsung heir's arrest warrant hearing begins in Seoul

Investigators allege Lee Jae-Yong manipulated company valuations in 2015

Samsung Group heir Lee Jae-yong arrives for a court hearing to review a detention warrant request against him at the Seoul Central District Court on June 8.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong arrived in court on Monday morning for a hearing to determine whether the scion of South Korea's largest company will find himself behind bars again.

Prosecutors are seeking a warrant for Lee's arrest in relation to alleged "market manipulation" in 2015 involving the merger of two Samsung group companies.

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