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>> Samsung's boss to sweat it out a bit longer. South Korea's special prosecutor delaying a decision on whether to issue an arrest warrant for Jay Y Lee. The Samsung Group leader considered a suspect in a political scandal that's already seen President Park Geun Hye impeached by parliament. Lee, questioned for 22 hours on Friday in a marathon grilling over suspected bribery.
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Samsung is suspected of giving more than $25 million to businesses backed by the president's friend, Choi Soon-sil, as a sweetener that would help merge two company affiliates. A decision on whether to arrest the South Korean business magnate had been expected on Sunday. However, that decision delayed by a day, prosecutors citing the gravity of the case.
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> Investigators deliberating all factors, including the potential economic impact of arresting the Samsung chief. Analysts say establishing a money-for-favor exchange between Samsung and Park is critical for the investigation. Lee had denied bribery accusations during a parliamentary hearing in December. A decision on whether to put three other Samsung Group executives in handcuffs is also being decided.