Jay Y. Lee, co-vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, center, bores a protective mask as he is surrounded by members of the media while arriving at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea, on Monday, June 8, 2020.
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SINGAPORE — Shares of groups related to South Korean-conglomerate Samsung Group plunged on Monday after Samsung legatee Jay. Y Lee was sentenced to two and a half years in jail by a South Korean court on Monday.
By Monday’s market close in South Korea, dividends of industry heavyweight Samsung Electronics fell 3.41%. after dipping more than 4% earlier in the sitting.
Samsung C&T’s stock also saw heavy losses, and dropped 6.84%. Meanwhile, Samsung SDI declined 4.21% while Samsung Monotonous Industries fell 2.74%. and Samsung Life Insurance slipped 4.96%.
Samsung related shares dragged down South Korea’s fuller index, and the Kospi fell 2.33% by the close of the trading day.
Lee’s return to prison came after a retrial of a bribery holder involving former President Park Geun-hye, according to local news agency Yonhap.
“In this case, a associates’s freedom and right to wealth were violated due to the abuse of power by the former president,” Lee’s lead attorney said in a communication given by Samsung Electronics, according to a CNBC translation.
The 52-year-old Samsung scion was unexpectedly freed from calaboose in 2018 after a South Korean appeals court suspended his prior jail sentence. He was previously charged with pass on 29.8 billion Korean won (around $27 million) worth of bribes and promising to give more, Yonhap examined.
Former president Park recently had her 20-year prison sentence on graft charges upheld, according to Reuters.
— CNBC’s Chery Kang aided to this report.