South Korean special prosecutors investigating a sprawling corruption scandal that led to the president’s impeachment arrested the heir apparent to Samsung Electronics on Friday.
Prosecutors in recent weeks accused Lee Jae-yong of several crimes, including bribery, embezzlement and perjury. A court ruled early Friday that they had produced enough evidence to arrest and detain him — a stunning decision that reverses the same court’s denial a few weeks ago.
"Based on the newly gathered criminal charges and evidence, the cause and necessity for arrest has been acknowledged," Judge Han Jeong-suk said.
The allegations against the Samsung Electronics...