K-pop Star Seungri of Big Bang Sentenced by Court to 3 Years in Jail and $1.15 Billion Won Fine in Prostitution, Embezzlement, and Illegal Gambling Conviction

This sentence feels like too little and too late as the rich and powerful still don’t pay the same full price for transgressions regardless of how serious. K-pop star Seungri of the top boys group Big Bang was sentenced today by a military court after being convicted of facilitating prostitution, embezzlement of funds, and illegal overseas gambling. He was ordered to serve a three year sentence and also pay a $1.15 billion won (about $1 million USD) fine. His case was tried in military court because he ran off to serve his mandatory enlistment after the allegations first broke, so the investigation and later the trial had to be moved to the military judicial system since he’s currently an active soldier. I think he got off wayyyyyy easy for the magnitude and scope of his illegal and immoral activity, which came across like he thought he was a top dog power broker who could do whatever he wanted and get away with it. I’m glad he did get convicted and sentenced but I’m with K-netizens who think this is a slap on the wrist punishment level.

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K-media Suspects Additional Three Members of Jung Joon Young’s Sex Video Sharing Chat are Singers Kangin and Jinwoon and Model Lee Chul Woo

If there was anyone who reacted decisively and took on full responsibility the quickest in the Seungri and Jung Joon Young scandals, it would be former BEAST/Highlight member Yong Jun Hyung. He admitted being a part of the hidden camera … Continue reading

Total of 14 Men in Chatroom with Seungri and Jung Joon Young Sharing Hidden Camera Sex Recordings, Seungri Booked by Police

While the Burning Sun illegal activities allegations spread, there’s the other central investigation into a phone text chatroom with K-celebs sharing hidden camera photos and videos of unwitting women being secretly filmed. Today Seoul police booked Seungri for sharing hidden … Continue reading

1N2D Goes on Hiatus as Cast Members Cha Tae Hyun and Kim Jun Ho Suspected of Overseas Gambling Revealed From Jung Joon Young Phone Texts

Apparently disgraced and likely criminally culpable K-singer Jung Joon Young had over 200,000 texts on his phone and had multiple phones, so the fallout will likely spread from the police investigation and retrieval of his communications. The next to fall … Continue reading