According to Yonhap and East Asia daily, Li Zairong, vice president of Samsung Electronics, was investigated by the prosecution on the 26th due to the merger and takeover of the group's companies, and returned home at 1:30 a.m. on the 27th. It is reported that Li denied the prosecution's charges in all respects.
At 8:30 a.m. on the 26th, Li Zailong appeared in private as the accused for trial. This is Li Zailong's second visit to the case more than three years after he was arrested for bribery in February 2017. Prosecutors suspect that during the merger of Samsung's products and the first wool fabric in 2015, Samsung did not hesitate to make accounting frauds to cause devaluation and create a favorable environment for Li Zairong to take over.
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According to the rules of investigation on human rights protection implemented since December last year, in principle, the investigation should end at midnight on the same day, but Li used the exception clause to require an overnight investigation, so the investigation lasted for 17 hours.
In November 2018, the securities and Futures Commission affiliated to the financial committee reported the financial fraud of Samsung biological preparation company to the procuratorial organ. After that, the prosecution launched an investigation, and since September last year, it has expanded the scope of investigation to the issue of group succession that caused accounting fraud. It has called on former senior executives of Samsung successively, and applied to the court twice in May and July last year to arrest Jin taihan, the representative director of Samsung, but none of them was approved.