Star-studded legal team will seek to save Samsung chief

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  • Friday, 03 Mar 2017

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung chief Jay Y. Lee has handpicked 13 top lawyers to defend him against charges of bribing the South Korean president, nearly all of them former judges or prosecutors, according to the court where one of the richest men in the country will be tried.

Lee, 48, was indicted by a special prosecutor's office on Feb. 28 on charges of bribery and embezzlement over his alleged role in the corruption scandal involving impeached President Park Geun-hye. Four other Samsung executives have also been charged, a massive blow for the world's biggest maker of smartphones and memory chips.

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