Two senior Samsung Group executives offer to resign over graft scandal: Report

Vice-chairman Choi Gee Sung is one of the two executives who have offered to resign.
Vice-chairman Choi Gee Sung is one of the two executives who have offered to resign.PHOTO: REUTERS

SEOUL (REUTERS) - Two senior Samsung Group executives have offered to resign to take responsibility for the conglomerate's involvement in the graft scandal involving South Korean President Park Geun Hye, Yonhap news agency said on Friday (Feb 24), without citing sources.

The report said vice-chairman Choi Gee Sung and President Chang Choong Gi have offered to resign.

Both executives were identified as suspects by the South Korean special prosecution in a graft probe that led to Samsung Group leader Lee Jay Yong's arrest last week.

Yonhap did not say whether the executives have formally submitted their resignation or whether they will remain with the conglomerate in some other capacity.

Samsung Group did not immediately comment on the report.