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Samsung heir's corruption trial has no impact on profits

Booming demand for Samsung memory chips buoys share price despite Lee Jae-Yong's trial on Friday

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Lee Jae-Yong being escorted by prison guards at the Seoul Central District Court on Aug 2. The heir to the Samsung empire faces justice on Friday, which threatens to leave the world's biggest smartphone maker rudderless for more than a decade.

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THE heir to the Samsung empire faces the verdict in his corruption trial on Friday, which threatens to leave the world's biggest smartphone maker rudderless for more than a decade.

Lee Jae-Yong, vice-chairman of Samsung Electronics and the son of Samsung group chairman Lee

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