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Wednesday 28 September 2016

South Korea investigates Samsung boss prostitution allegations

Published 27/07/2016 | 12:01

Prosecutors are investigating allegations that Samsung Group chairman Lee Kun-hee bought sex from prostitutes
Prosecutors are investigating allegations that Samsung Group chairman Lee Kun-hee bought sex from prostitutes

South Korean prosecutors are investigating allegations that ailing Samsung Group chairman Lee Kun-hee bought sex from prostitutes several times between 2011 and 2013.

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The case is being handled by a division specialising in crimes against women and children, said an official from the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office.

The allegations were raised after internet news outlet Newstapa released footage purportedly showing a man who appeared to be Mr Lee interacting with women who might have been prostitutes on several occasions.

Samsung says it has no comment.

Selling or buying sex is a crime punishable by up to a year in prison or a fine of three million won (£2,000) in South Korea.

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