The chairman of Samsung Electronics, the flagship of the Samsung conglomerate, must appear in a Ghaziabad court within six weeks in connection with a cheating case and seek bail, the Supreme Court said today.
Lee Kun-hee, 72, had asked for the case to be dropped -a request the Supreme Court has rejected.
In 2013, the 72-year-old billionaire was declared an absconder by the Allahabad High Court in a $1.4 million or Rs. 8.4 crore ($1 = Rs. 60) cheating case filed by an Indian company which says Samsung has defaulted on a payment.
Lee Kun-hee, who is South Korea's wealthiest individual, fought a high-profile battle with his older brother, a sister and a nephew's wife who all wanted a bigger piece of the Samsung cake.
Lee Kun-hee, the third son of Samsung founder Lee Byung-chull, was tapped in 1979 by his father to lead what would become South Korea's most valuable company