Prosecutors on Wednesday raided the headquarters of Samsung Electronics Co. and the house of a former senior company official as part of their probe into a corruption scandal linked to ex-President Lee Myung-bak.
Investigators from the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office confiscated computer hard discs and other materials from the company’s main office in southern Seoul and from the home of Lee Hak-soo, a former group vice chairman.
They are investigating the suspicion that the conglomerate paid fees for a local auto parts maker, DAS, run by Lee’s relatives, in a U.S. lawsuit. DAS raised the suit against a businessman to recoup its investment in his U.S.-based investment advisory firm.
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