Samsung Board Chairman Sent to Prison

Seoul Central District Court convicts Lee Sang-hoon, current chairman of the council

Directors of Samsung Electronics. He was sentenced to 18 months in prison.

For what?

Litigation began in 2013, whenThe head of the Justice Party, Sim Sang-jeong, published a document detailing the personnel policy of the company - more precisely, the tactics of top managers to counter the work of trade unions.

At that time (yes and now) Lee San Hong was in officeSamsung CFO. And he was accused of having sabotaged the work of trade unions for several years, including using "dirty" methods.

As it turned out, the company collected personal dataleaders of trade union movements in order to have leverage and exert pressure on them. Including, this is information about their marital status, personal finances and mental state.

Lee San-Hong did not admit his guilt and stated that he did not know about the “unfair game” of his wards.


As a result, the head of Samsung was sentenced to 18 months in prison. Surely, lawyers will appeal, so it’s too early to talk about the point in this matter.

However, if Lee Sang-hoon sits down, Samsung will lose a valuable shot, because since 2017 he has been holding the post of chairman of the board of directors.

By the way, a total of 32 employees are involved in this case. 26 found guilty.

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