On the morning of August 12, the Military Court of Ground Operations Command in Yongin District, Gyeonggi sentenced Seungri to 3 years in prison and a fine of 1.15 billion won (equivalent to 22.5 billion won). billion dong) with 9 crimes: Using prostitution services, Brokering prostitution, Gambling, embezzlement, Violating the Food Sanitation Act, Violating the Foreign Exchange Transactions Act, Violating the Crimes Act sexual offense by spreading hidden camera content and Instigating special violence.
During this trial, judge Hwang Min Je said, “It is difficult to see that defendant Seungri is unaware of the money spent on prostitution. It seems that he has carried out a series of activities related to prostitution. a systematic way”. In addition, the Military Court also added, “Defendant Seungri colluded with business partner Yoo In Suk to repeatedly provide sexual services to foreign investors in order to gain benefits. Crime. His commercialization of sex and his violation of traditional morality have caused no small problems for society.”
Currently, the former Big Bang member is currently in the army. Therefore, according to Korean law, if an active-duty soldier is sentenced to prison for more than one and a half years, the defendant will be forced to discharge and serve the sentence. However, this sentence can be changed if Seungri decides to appeal and is approved by the court. You will have 7 days to prepare your appeal.
Accordingly, since being entangled in the scandal of brokering prostitution, using banned substances, and gambling, this lawsuit has lasted for nearly 2 years. Because of this scandal, he was forced to terminate the exclusive contract with YG Entertainment and was forced to withdraw from Bi Bang. Immediately after getting caught up in the noise, he enlisted in the army – what Korean netizens consider to be the “golden” way for male artists in this country when caught in a scandal.