Fallen Pop Idol Sentenced to 3 Years by Court-Martial

  • By Kwon Sang-eun

    August 13, 2021 13:16


    Ex-Big Bang member Seung-ri was sentenced to three years behind bars by a court-martial on Thursday for procuring prostitutes for foreign investors in his nightclub business and gambling away W2 billion in Las Vegas (US$1=W1,163).

    Seung-ri (31) was drafted into the military in March last year and it took over jurisdiction for the crimes.

    The court also fined him W1.15 billion. "Stern punishment is necessary in view of the considerable profit he made by procuring prostitutes for the investors," it said.

    He was convicted on nine charges that also included hiring thugs to harass the patron of a nightclub in Gangnam in late 2015 after getting in an argument with him and embezzling W500 million from his club, Burning Sun.

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