Jang Geun Seok’s Mother is Denied Her Appeal for 2021 Tax Evasion Conviction Connected with Former TreeJ Agency

Hopefully this closes the door with fines to be paid and time served. This week it was revealed that Jang Geun Seok‘s mother, who was investigated for tax evasion, tried and convicted last year in 2021, has lost her appeal of that conviction. It stemmed from the underreporting of income earned by Jang Geun Seok through his Japanese activities and other overseas income, and at that time she served as the managing director of his one-person agency TreeJ. It was reported that she would withdraw money overseas as well to avoid paying taxes on it. I’m oversimplifying the details but suffice to say the South Korean government was not happy with it after a full investigation and she was charged and convicted of the tax evasion to the tune of a $2.7M USD fine for her personally with a 2 year and 6 month prison sentence (suspended for 4 years), and the agency TreeJ was fined $1.4M USD. Through this entire process Jang Geun Seok said that he did not know what his mother did and she managed TreeJ so he was always unaware that the corporate entity was underreporting taxes. He left the agency already and is now with another agency.

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Production Falls Apart for Rom-com Drama Accidental Country Diary with Jang Geun Seok and Sooyoung

The success of tvN drama Hometown Cha Cha Cha could point to an opening for K-dramas set in the countryside with a coterie of eccentric down-to-earth villagers and two good looking sparky leads. The upcoming drama Accidental Country Diary sounded … Continue reading

Hottest Kings, Emperors, and Princes in K-dramas Through 2020

I realized that nearly all of the most popular younger generation K-actors have had a chance now to play a sageuk king, prince, or even fictional modern day Korean king/emperor. It’s totally an excuse for me to collect the entire … Continue reading