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Samsung in another bribe scandal


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Tried to bribe a legal adviser


Samsung's
involvement in a bribery scandal seems to be getting clearer after a former legal adviser to President Roh Moo-hyun said that Samsung had once offered him a cash bribe.

Lee Yong-chul, who also served as a Presidential Monitor against corruption, was reportedly offered $5,445.00. The money was delivered to him in January 2004 as a holiday gift from a Samsung Electronics executive, but he claims that he immediately returned it.

While Samsung might deny involvement, Lee took the precaution of taking a few pictures of the cash as it was released to the news media on Monday. Lee said he was outraged by Samsung’s brazenness of trying to bribe a Presidential aide in charge of fighting corruption.

Samsung Electronics said it was trying to find out the facts surrounding these allegations.

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Last modified on 23 November 2007
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