Kpop Star Seungri's 'Burning Sun' Case Ends With 7-count Indictment, The Public Disappointed
Police have forwarded Seungri's and Police Chief Yoon's cases to prosecution.
On June 25, the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency intelligence crime investigation team forwarded the former Big Bang member's case to prosecution with a 7 count indictment for sex trafficking, prostitution, 2 counts of embezzlement for embezzling from his club Burning Sun and lawyer fees, sharing of illegal hidden camera footage, and violations of the Food Sanitation Law.
Police also forwarded Police Chief Yoon Kyung-Sang's case to prosecution on the same day for one count of bribery (under suspicions of abuse of authority).
Due to the expatriation to prosecution, Seungri is now eligible for active military service. He was originally scheduled to enlist on March 25 but he submitted a postponement to the Military Manpower Administration (MMA) for "unavoidable reasons" and was granted a 90-day extension. June 25 marked the expiration of the postponement and the MMA plans to submit a new enlistment date for Seungri.
He's allowed one more extension for the same reason under Article 129 of military code but otherwise, he'll have to submit to the mandatory service. Since Seungri was born in 1990 and is currently 29 years old, he can apply for a delay until next year when he turns 30.
Following are comments from Korean netizens:
[+6,115, -39] I knew he would get away with it the moment he rushed to the gym right after the pre-trial warrant was tossed. He has no shame or guilt!
[+4,958, -22] Because of you I realized how rotten and dirty our country is!
[+2,296, -17] How far does this go in Korea??
[+1,535, -17] Different laws for the rich and the poor. This world is truly for the rich and powerful~
[+1,242, -14] I'm sure this isn't all he's guilty of ㅋㅋ
[+323, -1] Thank you. Thanks to you I got to see what our country is really like..
[+324, -3] Our country is so rotten!...I heard Burning Sun re-opened..
[+278, -1] Honestly, almost everyone expected that right? ㅋㅋㅋHe was going to drag his feet and get cleared of charges and then slowly make a comeback in the entertainment industry...he needs to disappear forever and just make a living for his grandchildren~
[+257, -1] So many weak people that let him go like this...I've never experienced anything like this in all my life as a citizen of Korea..
[+223, -5] He's not innocent!! He's a criminal. The police are so rotten!
[+216, -1] Seungri is the winner in all this...all the tokbang kids got caught except Seungri~
[+171, -0] The Republic of YG ㅋㅋ
This article is republished from the blog Daily Naver.