Kim Yu-na's Blackmailer Gets Suspended Jail Sentence

The Seoul Central District Court on Wednesday sentenced a man to eight months in prison, suspended for two years for blackmailing figure skater Kim Yu-na.

The man must regularly report to a nearby probation office and will be placed under regular supervision.

He was convicted of sending 47 threatening e-mails to Kim, apparently to prevent her from appearing in a beer commercial.

The court suspended the sentence because it was the man's first offense and he promised not to repeat it.

The day laborer was indicted in January this year.

englishnews@chosun.com / Apr. 25, 2013 11:22 KST