Around the globe, there are countless instances of political, corporate and religious philandering and scandal.
It is any surprise then when we hear about the Samsung corruption scandal? Money is the ultimate dictator, served by all. these.
South Korea is not exempt, with the coming to light of outrageous scandals involving the recent arrest of the actingHead of Samsung. Lee Jae-Yong, also known as Jay Y Lee, arrested Thursday, has swapped his billionaire lifestyle for a solitary confinement cell.
Special prosecutors have laid charges of corruption against Lee. With accusations of $43 billion bribes paid to a president crony, Choi Soon-Sil. He also faces charges of perjury, embezzlement, bribery and hiding assets abroad.
South Korea’s impeached President, Park Geun-Hye is already in boiling hot water over her connection to Choi.
Lee’s bribing for favors from Choi completes a full circle in this corporate whoredom. Choi’s relationship with Park raises suspicions in South Korea. Choi’s father, Choi Tae-min was the notorious cult leader of Yongsae-gyo (Church of Eternal Life).
Declaring himself the future Buddha, he became the spiritual confidant to Park. After his death, Choi appears to have taken over this role. Even to the point of choosing Park’s clothes and helping her write political speeches.
Her involvement causes concern for the nation of South Korea, is Choi treating the leader of the nation as a puppet? More for financial gain, than spiritual, they suspect.
This is where the buck stops with Lee. Lee took over as head of Samsung after his father’s heart attack in 2014. Samsung is not willing to hedge bets on his innocence, instead willing to wait for the revelation of truth in court. So far there is no word if they will post bail or even contest the arrest.
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