Samsung scion Lee's counsel appeals against 5-yr jail term for bribery

Lee Jae Yong, Samsung Group heir, leaves after his verdict trial at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, on Aug 25, 2017.
Lee Jae Yong, Samsung Group heir, leaves after his verdict trial at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, on Aug 25, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

SEOUL (REUTERS) - Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae Yong's defence lawyer has filed to appeal against a five-year jail term for bribery handed down by a lower court, the Seoul Central District Court's website said on Monday (Aug 28)without giving details.

A Samsung spokeswoman did not have any immediate comment about the appeal against the sentencing handed down on Friday.

The sentencing of the billionaire scion was a significant moment for South Korea's decades-long economic order, which has been dominated by powerful, family-run conglomerates.