After the long and controversial Burning Sun scandal, former K-Pop star Seungri, whose real name is Lee Seung-hyun, has been convicted of a total of 9 charges pending against him, including organizing prostitution as the more controversial. The South Korean military court on August 12 indicted him on the charges.
The nine charges include violation of the Aggravated Punishment Law, etc. of Specific Economic Crimes, violation of the Food Hygiene Law, embezzlement of funds, violation of the Law of Special Cases of Punishment, etc. of Sexual Offenses, habitual gambling, violation of the Law of Foreign Exchange Transactions, mediation in prostitution, purchase of prostitution services and special instigation of violence.
Along with 3 years in prison, Seungri was charged with a fine of 1,156,900,000 won (approximately $ 994,544). Your personal information will be registered in the national registry for the violation of the Law of Special Cases of Sanction, etc. of Sexual Offenses.
According to Soompi, the court’s statement regarding prostitution mediation stated, “The defendant conspired with Yoo In Suk to mediate prostitution for foreign investors on several occasions and made a profit. The defendant’s crimes that commercialized sex have a great negative influence on society. “
The court said: “As their testimonies were inconsistent and switched between the police investigation, the prosecution investigation and in court, their credibility is low.”
Seungri was arrested in court on August 12, as the court saw a potential flight risk, the 30-year-old artist previously denied all charges except for violation of the Foreign Exchange Transactions Act. He was found guilty on all nine counts.
According to Yonhap News, “He was accused of procuring prostitutes for investors from Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong and other countries from December 2015 to January 2016 to obtain investments for his nightclub and other businesses. He was also charged with misappropriation of some 528 million won of his club’s funds and he routinely gambled in Las Vegas from December 2013 to August 2017, with a combined play money of approximately 2.2 billion won at stake. He allegedly violated currency transaction law in the process. ” .
Seungri was originally scheduled to complete his mandatory military service in September 2021. He will now be discharged from it after sentencing.
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