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Samsung tycoon Lee sent to jail: Five things to know

De facto leader of powerful tech giant has received a 30-month sentence

The jailing of Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong leaves a power vacuum at South Korea's biggest conglomerate.   © EPA/Jiji

SEOUL -- Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong was taken to prison on Monday after being sentenced to two-and-half years in jail -- a landmark in the life of South Korea's richest man and its most important company.

Here are some explanations as to the impact this will have for Lee, Samsung -- and the country.

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