Former Big Bang member Seungri is tried on 8 counts in Korean military court!
According to an exclusive report from media agency News1, former Big Bang member Seungri (whose real name is Lee Seung Hyun, 30 years old) – who was indicted for prostitution fraud for investors and involved in gambling. Abroad, will be tried at the ground operations command post in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province (South Korea).
Previously, on January 30, Seungri was officially prosecuted for non-detention. However, the first trial date has yet to be set due to changes in the court after the male idol enlisted.
According to a South Korean military official, on July 5, Seungri’s case was transferred to the criminal agreement department of Seoul Central Court. The male singer enlisted in the army on March 9. After 5 weeks of basic military training at the boot camp, Seungri was transferred to a unit of the 5th Army Corps.
Criminal Division 26 of the Seoul Central Court transferred the trial to the military court of the 5th Corps headquarters on May 15. However, the military court was not directly in charge of the trial and transferred the Seungri case to the general military court of the ground operations command. A branch office of the general military court later filed the case on June 23.
The exact reason for the transfer has not been disclosed, but this action was taken when considering the severity of the problem. The purpose of this action is to conduct trials at higher levels and to resolve them on a thorough level.
There are 8 charges against Seungri that will be tried by the branch office of the general military court including violating the law on severe punishment of economic crimes, violating the food hygiene act, violating the law. special laws on punishing sexual violence, illegal filming, violating the law on serious punishment of sex trafficking and violating the Foreign Exchange Trading Act.
Previously, Seungri has been charged with gambling several times in Las Vegas and other countries for about 3.5 years, starting in December 2013. The singer was also indicted for failing to report before borrowing money to gamble in US dollars (in violation of the Foreign Exchange Trading Act).
Included in the prosecutor’s indictment are allegations of organizing prostitution from September 2015 to January 2016 to foreign investors and illegally sending female bodies through Kakao Talk.
Yoo In Seok – former CEO of Yuri Holdings who also runs the Monkey museum with Seungri, acknowledged allegations of prostitution and embezzlement at the first trial held in the central court district of Seoul on 15 / 5. Ms. Choi, a female employee of the entertainment facility, was put on trial and admitted to participating in the alleged sex trade at the trial.