Seriously this doesn't inspire public confidence in the Korean legal system and looks real bad for the recently elected president Moon Jae-in. He'd better act swiftly, or folks are going to start protesting for sure.
Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong was freed Monday after a South Korean appeals court gave him a 2½-year suspended jail sentence for corruption in connection with a scandal that topped the country’s president.
The ruling clears the way for the Samsung vice chairman to resume his role at the helm of the industrial giant founded by his grandfather after a year in prison.
In a surprise decision, the Seoul High Court softened the original ruling against Lee, rejecting most of the bribery charges leveled against Lee by prosecutors who sought a 12-year prison term.