"In response to the president's active demands, it seems that Samsung Group passively offered bribes", the court said, adding such requests were made during three one-on-one meetings between Park and Lee. Instead, at the end of a year ago Lee was implicated in a massive political scandal that culminated in President Park Geun-hye's ouster.
The court also found Lee guilty of hiding assets overseas, embezzlement and perjury. Prosecutors had demanded a 12-year jail term for him on charges of offering or pledging 43.3 billion won of bribes to win the government's approval for a merger of two Samsung units under terms created to increase his control over the entire empire so as to cement a power transfer from his ailing father Lee Kun-hee. Lee has been accused of offering bribes of 38 million Dollars for various departments after the death of his father.
Samsung has also been refraining from making changes in executive posts since the hospitalization of Lee Kun-hee, the head of the Samsung empire, in 2014.
South Korean media were divided Monday over the jailing of the heir to the Samsung empire, with some newspapers condemning the ruling and others accusing rivals of "kneeling" before the rich.
"We hope this will be the first step in cutting the stubborn ties of corruption between politics and business, which has been a roadblock to progress in our society", said Yoon Young-chan, senior secretary at the Blue House, the South Korean president's executive office and residence.
A hasty attempt to trade Chung's horse for another to hide the paper trail when the scandal unraveled in autumn past year was ruled as aiding Choi's attempts to conceal criminal proceeds.
Lee's attorneys immediately said they would appeal, and experts said it would likely go all the way to the country's supreme court. The company has successfully weathered past crises that include two recalls of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones prone to catch fire and Lee's arrest.
Lee Jae Yong's father, who remains Samsung chairman, was previously convicted of bribery, tax and other offences himself, and the scion's grandfather also had brushes with the law, but neither was ever jailed.
Lee's imprisonment as an "unprecedented challenge" and encouraged staff to continue working hard as they wait for "the truth to come to light".
Ex-President Park has argued that she had not forced firms to donate money to the Choi-controlled entities and she had not shared any economic benefits with Choi. Twice convicted of tax evasion and bribery, the elder Lee never spent any time in prison. Instead, Samsung has insisted that a merger of two Samsung companies at the centre of the scandal was about creating business benefits.
The Yankees hoped to be able to stagger the suspensions so they didn't lose both catchers at the same time. So, it would not surprise the Yankees to see both of their catchers, Sanchez and Romine, suspended.
But in the end, none of these quarterbacks are likely the answer, to the disheartenment of Jaguars fans everywhere. Although its late in the offseason now, it's still never too late to make a necessary change to save a season.
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Africa Command, which said it was "conducting an assessment into the situation to determine the facts on the ground". A Somalia official says a raid by foreign and Somali forces on a farm has killed 10 civilians, including a child.
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On the selection of Maguire, Southgate said: "I thought his performances for Hull were very good [last season]". The Three Lions travel to Malta on Friday 1 September before facing Slovakia at Wembley three days later.
To offset the change, the company added an additional 5 GB mobile hot spot data (now it's 10 GB total) at no additional charge. That means you'll still be tapped out at 720p video quality on smartphone and 15GB of 4G LTE mobile hotspot data.
Betances said he didn't hit McCann on goal , and McCann seemed to agree afterward. "At that point, I thought it would be over". After Cabrera and Romine were ejected for their fight, Romine was so incensed he threw his mask while entering the dugout.
Legal experts, however, point out that the president has no actual authority to rescind or downsize any national monuments . That monument has also been a controversial flashpoint between logging interests, locals and environmentalists.
Sergio Ramos was named best defender of last season and Luka Modric best midfielder as Real swept the individual outfield awards. Ronaldo scored twice in the Champions League final, as the culmination of an impressive run of form late on in the season .
They followed the August 12 violence in Charlottesville, Va., and were conducted in the midst of Trump's responses to that unrest. In Michigan , voters by a 42-to-39 percent margin say the USA economy has been strengthened by Trump's decisions as president.
The Galaxy Note8 has the biggest screen ever on a Note device, yet its narrow body makes it comfortable to hold in one hand. Of the dual cameras , one of them comes with f/1.7 for wide-angle images and one taking zoomed images at f/2.4 aperture.
The first total solar eclipse to be visible over almost all of North America in almost a century happens today. If fighting traffic or sleeping in your vehicle doesn't sound worth it, Beatty has a few other suggestions.
This message certainly did not come standard with Taylor's iPhone ( she has an iPhone ), so clearly she had to record it herself. Swift wiped her social media pages clean last week and caused a frenzy online with video snippets of slithery snake parts.
The gunman is said to be a disgruntled ex-employee of the diner in a tourist area of Charleston , the city's mayor told Fox News . One witness told The Post and Courier that the gunman looked like "an ordinary grandpa, but he had a insane look".
The Cavaliers were a much better team with him on the court , but Irving still struggled when James was on the bench. Celtics small forward Jayson Tatum expressed excitement at the news of Irving joining his team.
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Five sailors were injured and 10 went missing Monday after the McCain crashed with a Liberian oil tanker east of Singapore. The latest collision has already prompted a fleet-wide investigation and plans for temporary halts in US Navy operations.
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The star deleted her Twitter and Facebook avatar picture and header, while also deleting her posts on Tumblr and Instagram . Knowing Taylor Swift's ability to brilliantly create a catchy tune, many hope the song has hissing sounds sampled into it.
The latest iteration of Google's operating system, Android Oreo , is officially here, but it won't be on your phone just yet. Even if you weren't one of the many making predictions, there's some good news if you're a Pixel or Pixel XL user.