S.Korea’s Yoon pardons Samsung’s Jay Y. Lee to counter ‘economic crisis’

SEOUL — South Korea’s President Yoon Suk-yeol pardoned Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee on Friday, with South Korea’s Justice Ministry saying the business leader was needed to help overcome a “national economic crisis.” The pardon is largely symbolic, with Mr. Lee already out on parole after serving 18 months in jail for bribery […]