Jang Geun Suk’s mother was suspended by the court and fined for foreign tax evasion
Jang Geun Suk’s mother received a suspended prison sentence and a fine for tax evasion while running an entertainment company.
On January 19, the Seoul Central District Court sentenced Ms. Jeon to two years and six months of suspended prison term for four years and paid a fine of 3 billion won (approximately $ 2.7 million) for tax evasion.
Under the principle of dual responsibility, the entertainment company Tree J Company (now Bom Bom) operated by Jeon was also fined 1.5 billion won (equivalent to 1.4 million USD) for violating the Punishment Act. not paying taxes.
The court explained, “The defendant did not report their taxes even after the tax examination and continued to evade more than 1.8 billion won (about $ 1.6 million). Considering the modes and consequences of the crime, there is plenty of room for criticism ”.
They added, “The defendant has now paid all of the tax evaded, and they have no history of being punished for a similar crime. We will consider these factors to benefit the defendant. ”
At the time of tax evasion, Jang Geun Suk was the only artist of Tree J. Jeon Company to be prosecuted for withdrawing or spending profits earned by Jang Geun Suk, abroad in countries like Hong Kong and for leaving billions of won (millions of dollars) back on the income statement.