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Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak Arrested on Corruption Charges

Former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak, who held office from 2008 to 2013 and is now 77 years old, was arrested late Thursday night on corruption charges. The allegations include bribery, embezzlement, abuse of power, breach of the public trust, illegally withholding presidential documents, tax evasion, and election law violations. The charges carry a combined sentence of up to 45 years in prison.

Ex-South Korean President Lee arrested over corruption

Israeli Firm Sues Apple Over Patents in iPhone Camera Lenses

Israeli company Corephotonics filed a lawsuit against Apple yesterday, just as Apple was awarded $120 million by the Supreme Court after a prolonged battle with Samsung. Corephotonics, a maker of dual lens camera technology, claims that the cameras featured in the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus infringe on four of its patents.

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South Korean Court Sentences Samsung Heir to 5 Years Prison

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court sentenced the billionaire chief of Samsung to five years in prison for crimes that helped topple the country’s president, a stunning downfall that could freeze up decision making at a global electronics powerhouse long run like a monarchy.

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South Korea Seeks Arrest of Samsung Vice Chairman in Graft Scandal

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In a departure from the leniency South Korean big businesses typically receive, prosecutors on Monday requested the arrest of the de facto head of Samsung Electronics, the country’s most valuable company, in an influence-peddling scandal that has toppled the country’s president.

Lee Jae-yong (C), vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, arrives to be questioned as a suspect in a corruption scandal that led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye, in Seoul, on January 12, 2017

Tim Sparapani: Apple vs. Samsung ‘Has Real Implications for Everybody Who Wants to Build the Next Great Business’

Tim Sparapani, former director of Public Policy at Facebook and currently tech and privacy analyst for SPQR Strategies, joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Tuesday’s Breitbart News Daily to discuss the battle between Apple and Samsung at the Supreme Court. The case will decide how much of Apple’s $399 million patent infringement lawsuit Samsung must pay.

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