Lady Justice weeps today. Samsung's ex Chairman, Lee Kun-hee, was found guilty of breach-of-trust and tax evasion in August to fines of $88.7m. Today? He's walking free because the president needed his help to plan the 2018 Olympic games bid.
It's his second pardon! The first time, he was convicted of bribing a previous president of Korea and then pardoned by another president all together. [WSJ]