Samsung Group's Lee says will take responsibility for scandal

Features Reuters

(Copyright Reuters 2016)

Samsung Group leader and founding family heir Jay Y. Lee said on Tuesday he will accept all personal responsibility stemming from the current influence-peddling scandal that threatens President Park Geun-hye.

Continue Reading Below

"I will take all responsibility related to the current situation, legal or ethical, if there are any," said the 48-year-old executive during a parliament hearing.

(Reporting by Se Young Lee; Editing by Michael Perry)