Lee Jay-hyun, the chairman of food and entertainment conglomerate CJ Group, has deserted an attractionopposed to a sentence for tax evasion and embezzlement. A CJ spokesman stated on Tuesday Lee's lawyers advised the Ultimate Court that they'reshedding the appeal and in its place asked prosecutors for a remain of execution as Lee is in bad health.Lee is serving a two-year-and-six-month prison term and has yet to pay a fine of W25.2 billion (US$1=W1,140). He now turns outto pray that he'll come below a planned amnesty by capability of President Park Geun-hye on Liberation Day on Aug. 15. Amnesties do now notobserve to convicts whose sentences are under appeal.Lee has had problem living in prison, being continuously rushed off to health facility with rejection symptoms and aspect effects from immunosuppressants since a kidney transplant in August 2013. He also suffers from Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, a neurological condition characterized by revolutionary degeneration of the muscles in the feet, decrease legs and hands."Lee is very mentally riskyas a result of his long combat against the disease, the death of his father in August remaining year and his mother's stroke", the spokesman said. He could also be taking antidepressants, the spokesman added.
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