Last August, disgraced former K-pop star Seungri was found guilty of gambling and prostitution related offences and sentenced to three years in prison. He was also mandated to pay a fine of KRW 1.15 million. According to reports, his three year sentence was commuted down to one year and six months in jail following an appeal he made to the court.
Seungri was originally sentenced to three years of jail time and a fine of KRW 1.15 million following his involvement in the Burning Sun nightclub scandal that implicated several other male celebrities. The former Big Bang member was convicted on all nine counts against him, all of which he denied except for the charge of violating the Foreign Exchange Transactions Act for his overseas gambling.
Today however, the disgraced star received a lighter sentence following his appeal trial. Instead the three year sentence handed down to him by the courts last year, he only needs to complete eighteen months of jail time. The new sentence is supposedly the result of him doing a complete 180 from his original plea of not guilty. For his appeal, Seungri admitted to all nine counts he is charged with, some of which include soliciting sexual services for foreign investors, misappropriation of funds, illegal gambling. This also came with his promise that he will be carefully reflecting on his actions.
Wow. I knew he was a musical performer, but I didn’t know he was an actor too! So apparently all he needs to do is give a fake apology, feign remorse and his jail sentence gets cut in half? Shouldn’t they take into account that he lied the first time around, denied all charges, and is only now admitting to them to get a lighter punishment? I’m not sure if this article just doesn’t provide the complete story, but I really don’t understand the Korean justice system.
I read it on another site, and people there are just as bemused by the court’s decision. When you have money, you sure can get away with a lot of things…
Oh yeah you can!! Like our EX so called president in the USA ! His delay to recognize that the Corvid virus was deadly has us dealing with it still two years laTer , while he lies and relax in Florida ! This back stabbing monger is part of the reason Putin think Susa is a joke, cause trump told a lot of our secrets for money to him!,
For stuff like this, I sure wish it was the Chinese justice system. He would never have gotten only 3 years in the first place. 9 charges of running a prostitution ring (for sure there will be violence and people trafficking involved) and money laundering (that was what the “illegal” gambling thing was really about.) He would be lucky if it was only a 20 year jail sentence.
1.5 years is a joke. There were probably high government officials involved as well and they are afraid to pull up the roots for fear of who else would be pulled up to the light. Seungri most probably has a black book of names for insurance.
It’s corrupted. Some says because he is quite connected, so these sentences are light. But seriously 3yrs for the initial ruling was a joke! 3yrs is a joke! Now it down to 1yr, it likes a slap on the hand! 9 charges and 1yr lol! Like 1mo for each charge lawl!
This sentence does nothing to the victims that he hurt!!!! This mofo is over!!! I’m glad his career is over. He’s a really shitty poop!
Is that a jail sentence or a vacation? It must be nice to be a rich man. You can be the trashiest person in the world but still get away scot free, as long as you say you’re sorry and you’re self-reflecting. The judge in charge of this case should retire. That sentence is an embarrassment.
Remorse my ass, the only thing he’s sorry about is getting caught! Seriously what kind of sentencing is this? Even three year is relatively light. Mind you, scum always raises to top and given the top has money he’ll get away with it eventually. So call justice system – all you need is money to hire yourself a good lawyer
Lilies in the Sea
This case sets a bad precedent for future cases. That minimal punishment really makes what he did seem insignificant and does nothing to warn people from doing the same thing. The government really lost a chance to make an example out of this case.
money talks….no surprise…slap to the face for those poor victims…speechless…the original sentences was bad appeal was even worst…so this dirt bag get away with a fake `sorry`😡😤🤬