Samsung leader Lee set to stand trial for alleged unlawful use of sedative

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By Joyce Lee SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung conglomerate leader Jay Y. Lee is set to stand trial on Tuesday charged with the unlawful use of a controlled substance, as legal woes continue to haunt the executive even after his release on parole in August following a bribery conviction. Lee’s release had raised market watchers’ expectations of a flurry of major decisions at crown jewel Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and its affiliates, including the location of a $17 billion chip factory being planned in the United States. But Lee is having to refocus on his legal troubles, with the Seoul Central Distric…

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