[Yongin (Gyeonggi) = Reporter Park Se-yeon of Daily Economy Star Today]
Former Big Bang member Seungri (real name Lee Seung-hyun), who is undergoing a military trial along with enlistment, was promoted to Corporal.
On the morning of the 9th, a fourth trial was held at the General Military Court of the Ground Operations Command in Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, regarding the suspicion of triumphant prostitution mediation, embezzlement, and violation of the Special Police Act.
Seungri, who attended the trial as a defendant on this day, replied, “I promoted to corporal on December 1st.” to the judge’s question, ‘Is there any change in personal status?’.
Seungri was enlisted on March 9 and is currently serving in a subordinate unit of the 5th Corps and has been undergoing military trials since September. In the trial on that day, one of the members of the KakaoTalk group of the so-called ‘Burning Sun’ group, including Seungri, Yoo In-seok, Jung Joon-young, and Choi Jong-hoon, appeared as a witness, and a witness newspaper was held on the allegations such as mediating prostitution.
The newspaper on Mr. Park reported on the allegations that Seungri had arranged prostitution several times with investors from Taiwan, Japan, and Hong Kong to attract investment for clubs and financial investment businesses from December 2015 to January of the following year. This week was achieved. In the process, Mr. Park replied that it was Yoo In-seok who gave the Japanese businessman A’s group an order to send a woman (prostitution), and said that he had never had a conversation about Seungri and women in prostitution.
In the meantime, Park revealed that in December 2015, when it was identified as the point of suspicion of victory, what Seungri asked him to do was to bring flower decorations and gifts to the hotel room where A would stay.
Regarding the statement that it was ‘instructed by Seungri and Yoo In-seok’ in the previous police investigation, he said, “Because the prosecution asked a question with confidence that the defendant (Seungri) and Yoo In-seok were together, ‘maybe’.”
In addition, regarding the question of being involved in prostitution outside of Korea for business purposes, he said, “It is my guess, but I don’t think there is a business purpose.”
At the time of the police investigation, when asked who first mentioned the expressions ‘business’, he answered “I do not remember clearly.”
Park also said, “I answered that I knew it because Yoo In-seok called it” to the question of ‘Do you know the facts of sexual entertainment in general?’. And he added, “If I have to tell you, it was the purpose of denying (the participation of Seungri).” Regarding, he stressed that he did not know anything.
On the other hand, Seungri is accused of arranging prostitution several times by investors from Taiwan, Japan, and Hong Kong to attract investment for clubs and financial investment business from December 2015 to January of the following year. They are also being charged with buying (violation of the Act on the Punishment of Acts such as Prostitution). In addition, the club ‘Burning Sun’ embezzlement of 528 million won (violation of the Act on aggravated punishment for certain economic crimes) in the name of the brand usage fee of the pub ‘Monkey Museum’ in Gangnam, Seoul, and Yuri Holdings Company in the name of individual attorney fees of employees. He was also charged with stealing 22 million won (embezzlement in business). In addition, from December 2013 to August 2017, he spent 2.2 billion won (regular gambling) while gambling at hotel casinos in Las Vegas, U.S. They are also charged with not doing business (violation of the Foreign Exchange Transaction Act).
Among them, Seungri only admitted the charges of violating the Foreign Exchange Transaction Act with clear evidence, and has always denied the remaining seven charges.
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