Former K-pop star sentenced to three years in prison
Former K-pop star Seungri has been sentenced to three years in prison in Yongin.
Former K-Pop star Seungri (30) has to go to jail. The ex-member of the boy band Big Bang was sentenced to three years in prison on August 12 by a military court in Yongin, among other things for gambling and pimping, as reported by the South Korean news agency Yonhap.
The prosecution wanted five years in prison
Seungri, whose real name is Lee Seung Hyun, is also expected to pay a fine of 1.15 billion won, the equivalent of more than 840,000 euros, according to the Ministry of Defense. The court ordered the immediate arrest of the 30-year-old. He was accused of organizing prostitutes for foreign investors in 2015 and 2016. He is also said to have embezzled money and violated applicable laws in connection with gambling in Las Vegas.
According to Yonhap, the 30-year-old has rejected most of the allegations in court. The prosecution had asked for a five-year prison term. Seungri retired from show business after being involved in a drug and sex scandal in 2019.