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>> A dramatic twist in South Korea's sweeping national scandal. Samsung boss Jay Y Lee arrested on Friday, a judge making the call at dawn following a day long hearing. The billionaire is a target for his alleged role in the same top level corruption scandal that's already led parliament to impeach South Korean president Park Geun-hye.
Lee's arrest gives a boost to the case against the president. Samsung is accuse to paying out $38 million in bribes to organizations tied to Park's friend, Choi Soon-sil to secure top level support for a merger of two Samsung units and cement Jay Y Lee's control of the family business.
Choi now in detention facing charges of abusive power and fraud. The millions and alleged bribes from Samsung include sponsorship for her daughter's horse riding career. That daughter now behind bars in Denmark after she was named on a South Korean wanted lists. Samsung and Lee deny any wrong doing and say, they never willingly made bribes.
Experts say, tossing him in detention won't affect the day to day at Samsung but it could impact any long term investment calls Lee would normally make. Meanwhile, President Park's powers are suspended. A separate constitutional court will decide whether she is ultimately booted from office.