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Samsung chief Lee Jae-yong fined $60,000 for sedative abuse

South Korean court scolds mogul, asking him to set example for children

Samsung Electronics' Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong, center, leaves the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea, on Oct. 26 after being fined $60,000 for sedative abuse.    © Yonhap/EPA/Jiji

SEOUL -- A South Korean district court fined billionaire Samsung Electronics' Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong 70 million won ($60,000) on Tuesday over the tycoon's repeated use of an anesthetic.

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