Big Bang Singer Seungri’s Jail Sentence Confirmed
He was found guilty on all nine counts, including violation of the Aggravated Punishment Act, etc. specific economic crimes, violation of food sanitation law, embezzlement, violation of special cases law regarding punishment, etc. Sex crimes, habitual gambling, violation of foreign exchange law, mediation of prostitution, purchase of prostitution services and incitement to special violence.
Throughout 2019, Seungri was involved in the Burning Sun scandal, an entertainment and sex scandal involving several celebrities, including Korean idols and police officers. The alleged sex crimes added to the “epidemic” of the online dissemination of non-consensual sex videos of women, known as “molka” in Korean.
As the creative director/shareholder and occasional DJ at nightclub Burning Sun, Seungri became involved after it opened in 2018. A number of allegations have been made against him, including drug use and organizing favors sex for investors. Seungri then entertainment industry retiree on March 11, 2019, stating that the criticism and negativity he received over the past month prompted him to protect his K-pop group Big Bang and their agency, YG Entertainment.
Seungri has been accused of repeatedly mediating prostitution for investors in Taiwan, Japan and Hong Kong and purchasing prostitution services for himself to attract investment for clubs. and financial investment firms from December 2015 to January 2016.
In addition, he embezzled about 417,109 won (about $428,047) from the Burning Sun Club under the guise of trademark usage fees for Monkey Museum, a bar in Gangnam, as well as about 20 million won (about $15 $801) from Yuri Holdings under the guise of a lawyer. costs for employees, according to SoompI.
Seungri was also accused of gambling around 2.2 billion won ($1.7 million) at a hotel casino in Las Vegas from 2013 to 2017. He did not report that he lent 1 million dollars worth of chips for gambling purposes. In December 2015, Seungri was also accused of threatening someone with gangsters through former CEO Yoo In Suk while having a drink with acquaintances in a bar in Gangnam.
His case was initially forwarded to the prosecution in June 2019 with seven counts, and the singer’s trial began on September 16, 2020, with eight counts. The prosecution added incitement to violence to the charges against Seungri in January 2021, and he was sentenced to prison. three years in prisona fine of 1.15 billion won ($990,000) and immediate detention on August 12, 2021.
After his final appeal to the High Military Court of the Ministry of Defence, Seungri’s prison sentence was reduced from 24 months to 18 months in January 2022. In addition to pleading guilty to all charges, Seungri said he will reflect on what he did. When he was supposed to be released in September last year, Seungri’s release was postponed and he was in the military prison instead. As of today, he is in a private prison and will serve the remaining nine months of his sentence until February next year.