Samsung's de facto leader receives presidential pardon in bribery case


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Lee Jay-yong a.k.a Jay Y. Lee, Samsung Electronics' vice-chairman and de facto leader, will receive a presidential pardon, said South Korea's Ministry of Justice. The business tycoon who was convicted of bribing the country's former president will have his criminal record from 2017 wiped clean. The pardon will fall on South Korea's Liberation Day on August 15.