Korean lawmaker who exposed Samsung corruption forced from office | The Verge: " . . . The conversations in question are part of what is known as the Samsung X-File, a trove of tapes illegally recorded by the government's intelligence service during the 1990s. The files include conversations between Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee and his brother in law, and reveal bribes allegedly paid by the conglomerate to prosecutors, politicians, and presidential candidates. . . . Roh — leader of the Progressive Justice Party until today — first brought up the X-File back in 2005, citing the need to expose Samsung's relationships with powerful prosecutors. Roh described today's court ruling as "anachronistic," reports the AP, given the ease with which any South Korean citizen can publish material online. "If I go back to eight years ago, I would still do the same thing.""
Tweet Follow @hogsatthetrough