The chairman of Samsung Electronics was sentenced to 1.5 years in prison

Tram Ho

Samsung Electronics' Chairman of the Board, Lee Sang-hoon, was sentenced to a 1.5-year prison sentence on Tuesday on charges of obstructing and sabotaging the labor unions at a branch of the company.

Specifically, Lee and 25 other defendants allegedly obstructed the labor union's operation by subcontracting workers at its repair division, Samsung Electronics Service.

Chủ tịch Samsung Electronics bị tuyên án tù 1,5 năm - Ảnh 1.

When the union operations took place at Samsung Electronics Service in 2013, Samsung's special strategy office (which has now been removed) took steps and applied strategies to hinder the operation of the federation. on.

It is known that some Samsung leaders and employees at Samsung Electronics Service have contacted key labor union members to persuade them to leave the union and delay the process of compromise between the union and the committee. leader.

Samsung Electronics currently declined to comment.

Mr. Lee Sang-hoon became chairman of Samsung Electronics in March this year. Prior to that, in 2003, Mr. Lee Sang-hoon served as chief financial officer for Samsung.

Mr. Lee Sang-hoon is considered the "right hand" of Crown Prince Lee Jae-yong when studying at Harvard University of Economics. He also worked at the Business Strategy Division, which specifically manages Samsung family-related issues.

"This is the latest sign of the change in the court system in Korea, which used to be very kind to business people," said a university professor.

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Source : Trí Thức Trẻ/Reuters