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SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 06:  Lee Jae-Yong, vice chairman of Samsung answers questions during a parliamentary hearing of the probe in Choi Soon-sil gate at the National Assembly on December 6, 2016 in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea started the parliament hearing with leaders of nine South Korean conglomerates including Samsung, Hyundai, Lotte over the tens of millions of dollars given to foundations controlled by Ms Park's friend Choi Soon-sil, the woman at the center of the scandal.  (Photo by Jeon Heon-Kyun-Pool/Getty Images)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 06:  Lee Jae-Yong, vice chairman of Samsung answers questions during a parliamentary hearing of the probe in Choi Soon-sil gate at the National Assembly on December 6, 2016 in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea started the parliament hearing with leaders of nine South Korean conglomerates including Samsung, Hyundai, Lotte over the tens of millions of dollars given to foundations controlled by Ms Park's friend Choi Soon-sil, the woman at the center of the scandal.  (Photo by Jeon Heon-Kyun-Pool/Getty Images)

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Samsung's de facto head Jay Y. Lee stands trial in a bribery and embezzlement case, which has rocked South Korea to its core, to the point of engulfing the President's Office. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports what is at stake in the trial.