South Korea prosecutor says secured additional evidence against Samsung chief

Lee Jae Yong (centre) arrives to be questioned as a suspect in a corruption scandal that led to the impeachment of President Park Geun Hye at the office of the independent counsel in Seoul on Feb 13, 2017.
Lee Jae Yong (centre) arrives to be questioned as a suspect in a corruption scandal that led to the impeachment of President Park Geun Hye at the office of the independent counsel in Seoul on Feb 13, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

SEOUL (REUTERS) - South Korea's special prosecutor's office said on Wednesday (Feb 15) it had expanded charges against Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee to include hiding the proceeds of a criminal act before it decided to seek a warrant for his arrest.

A Seoul court said on Tuesday it would hold a hearing on Thursday to decide on the prosecution's request for warrants to arrest Jay Y. Lee and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd President Park Sang-jin for bribery and other charges.

Lee and the Samsung Group have denied any wrongdoing.