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South Korea prime minister to recommend pardoning Samsung's Lee

Heir to world's second largest contract chipmaker has already been paroled

Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee leaves a court in Seoul on Oct. 26 2021. A pardon would be largely symbolic.   © Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) -- South Korea's prime minister on Wednesday said he would recommend to the president a pardon for Jay Y. Lee, vice chairman of the world's biggest memory chipmaker, Samsung Electronics.

Lee, heir to the world's second-largest contract chipmaker, was convicted of bribery and embezzlement in January 2021 but was paroled last August after serving 18 months of a sentence of 30 months.

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