Samsung Electronics says it did not provide any illegal financial support

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Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd <005930.KS>, one of several South Korean companies caught up in a political influence-peddling scandal, said on Friday it did not provide any illegal financial support.

Samsung Group [SAGR.UL] leader Jay Y. Lee was indicted by a South Korean special prosecution team in February on charges including bribery. The bribery scandal led to the downfall of President Park Geun-hye, who is accused of soliciting funds from firms such as Samsung Electronics in support of her policies.

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Lee, Samsung and Park have all denied wrongdoing.

(Reporting by Se Young Lee; Editing by Paul Tait)