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Lawyer for South Korea's Samsung chief Lee says they will appeal

SEOUL, Aug 25 (Reuters) - A lawyer for Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee said on Friday the defense team could not accept a court ruling to jail Lee for five years for bribery and will appeal against the decision.

"We are confident the ruling will be overturned," lawyer Song Wu-cheol told reporters after the ruling by the Seoul Central District Court. (Reporting by Jack Kim; Editing by Robert Birsel)