South Korea prosecutor says secured additional evidence against Samsung chief

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Samsung Group chief, Jay Y. Lee, leaves after attending a court hearing to review a detention warrant request against him at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s special prosecutor’s office said on Wednesday it had expanded charges against Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee to include hiding the proceeds of a criminal act before it decided to seek a warrant for his arrest.

A Seoul court said on Tuesday it would hold a hearing on Thursday to decide on the prosecution’s request for warrants to arrest Jay Y. Lee and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd <005930.KS> President Park Sang-jin for bribery and other charges.

Lee and the Samsung Group [SAGR.UL] have denied any wrongdoing.

(Reporting by Joyce Lee; Editing by Paul Tait)

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