On the 12th, the South Korean government released the list of amnesty for the August 15th National Liberation Day, and decided to grant special amnesty, commutation or reinstatement of 1,693 people including Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong on the 15th. This is the first time that the Yin Xiyue government has implemented amnesty since its establishment. Li Zaiyong was previously sentenced to 2 years and 6 months in prison for the case of meddling in government. The sentence expired on the 29th of last month, but the punishment of restricting employment within five years of his release has not ended . Lee Jae-yong is the actual controller of Samsung, and all major company decisions require Lee Jae-yong’s signature. With the pardon, the criminal record he was convicted in 2017 will be wiped, but there is still an unsolved case related to the accounting scandal, and if convicted, Lee may go to jail again. Lee Jae-yong has denied wrongdoing. “I am very grateful for the opportunity to start over,” Lee said in a statement after the amnesty was announced. “I will work hard and fulfill my responsibilities as an entrepreneur,” he said.
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