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Lee Jae-yong (front R), vice chairman of Samsung Electronics Co., arrives for his trial at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul on August 7, 2017.
South Korean prosecutors on August 7 demanded the heir to the Samsung empire be jailed for 12 years over his role in the corruption scandal that brought down the country's last president. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Ahn Young-joon        (Photo credit should read AHN YOUNG-JOON/AFP/Getty Images)
Lee Jae-yong (front R), vice chairman of Samsung Electronics Co., arrives for his trial at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul on August 7, 2017.
South Korean prosecutors on August 7 demanded the heir to the Samsung empire be jailed for 12 years over his role in the corruption scandal that brought down the country's last president. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Ahn Young-joon        (Photo credit should read AHN YOUNG-JOON/AFP/Getty Images)

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A South Korean court has found Lee Jae-yong, the de facto chief of the sprawling Samsung business empire, guilty of bribery and other corruption charges. CNN's Paula Hancocks is reporting from Seoul.

Samsung chief gets 5 years in prison

A South Korean court has found Lee Jae-yong, the de facto chief of the sprawling Samsung business empire, guilty of bribery and other corruption charges. CNN's Paula Hancocks is reporting from Seoul.