(FILES) This file photo taken on February 22, 2017 shows Lee Jae-Yong (C), vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, arriving for questioning at the office of a special prosecutor investigating a corruption scandal in Seoul. / AFP / JUNG Yeon-Je
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The heir to the Samsung business empire denies all charges in connection with a wide-ranging corruption scandal, his lawyers told a preliminary hearing Thursday.Lee Jae-Yong, 48, was not present at Seoul Central District court for the hearing, which comes as his giant company -- the world's biggest smartphone maker -- struggles to recover from a recall scandal.Lee, the vice-chairman of Samsung Electronics, is being held in custody on accusations of bribery, corruption, perjury and other offences stemming from a scandal that has seen President Park Geun-Hye impeached. One of the favors which Lee allegedly sought from Park was state approval for a controversial merger in 2015 of two Samsung units seen as a key step to ensure a smooth transfer of power to him.
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