Samsung leader Jay Y. Lee freed from prison following successful appeal

Jay Y. Lee, the Vice Chairman of Samsung Electronics, has been released from prison. Lee was serving a five-year sentence after being found guilty of bribery and embezzlement, but on February 5, the Seoul High Court overturned the initial judgment. Lee was detained for a total of 353 days, and although the court slashed his sentence in half to 2.5 years, he’s free to go on four years probation.
For those unfamiliar with the story, Lee, who serves as the de facto head of Samsung Group after his father suffered a heart attack, …

'Louie' the 132-year-old lobster freed after spending 20 years in a restaurant


After spending 20 years in a small tank in a restaurant in New York, this crustacean has been freed back into the wild.

In honor of National Lobster Month, the town of Hempstead, New York on Long Island teamed up with restaurant Peter’s Clam Bar to release a massive 22-pound lobster on Friday, believed to be 132 years old.

Town Supervisor Anthony J. Santino was present during the moment to help pardon Louie, who has reportedly been sitting in a tank at the restaurant for 20 years. 

“Don’t be shellfish. Help the Town of Hempstead protect our wildlife,” Santino wrote on his Facebook page, along with a few photos which show a proclamation of pardon from the town. Read more…

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