Samsung chairman named as suspect for tax evasion: report


Posted at Feb 08 2018 12:27 PM

FILE PHOTO: Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-Hee arrives at Gimpo airport in Seoul after he visited several European countries and Japan, May 24, 2012. Lee Jae-Won, Reuters

SEOUL - South Korean police named Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Kun-hee as a suspect over allegations that he used bank accounts held in someone else's name that held some 400 billion won (P18.91 billion), Yonhap News Agency said on Thursday.

Lee was suspected of tax evasion, Yonhap added.

Samsung declined comment and police were not immediately available for comment.

Lee has been hospitalized after suffering a heart attack in 2014.