Barely days after his son's jail release this week, the Samsung Chairman finds himself facing fresh allegations of another white-collar crime.
Vice chairman of Samsung Electronics Jay Y Lee walked free after being detained for a year over bribery charges. He had initially been sentenced to five years in prison.
The world's biggest memory chip and smartphone maker posted the profit despite the fact that its de facto leader was jailed for bribery and having faced a recall of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 device.
CEO Kwon Oh-hyun has resigned after profits plummeted and group scion Jay Y Lee was jailed for bribery.
South Korean court says Samsung's Jay Y Lee had given bribes to win former president's support. He was convicted of bribery, embezzlement, capital flight and perjury.
The South Korean tech giant's new smartphone is the first since it was forced to recall the Note 7 last year because of exploding batteries.
The recall of 2.5 million Note 7s following numerous reports of the phones catching fire could be one of the costliest product safety failures in tech history.
The US Department of Transportation says passengers with Galaxy Note 7 will be denied boarding.
The South Korean company asks global partners to stop sales as it halts production of the smartphone. The moves comes after replacement devices exploded within days of customers receiving them.
The incident has led to speculation that problems with the Galaxy Note 7's battery have not yet been fully resolved.
Customers can swap their smartphones but Samsung didn't say how many of the 2.5 million Note 7s already sold have been affected by the faulty batteries.
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