ex-BIGBANG member Seungri to be released from prison in 2 months, K-netizens are shocked

Seungri, a former member of BIGBANG, will be released from prison in less than 100 days despite his endless list of criminal charges. 

Former BIGBANG Seungri was discovered to have gambled approximately 2.2 billion won (approx 1.7 million won) from December 2013 to August 2017, according to the prosecution’s investigation. In addition, from February 2015 to January 2016, he arranged prostitution several times for Japanese, Hong Kong, and Taiwanese parties. The male celebrity also ran an unlicensed entertainment bar and embezzled funds from a club. 

However, despite all these charges, Seungri was only sentenced to 1 year and 6 months in prison by the Supreme Court. 


Seungri, who was indicted on January 30, 2020, enlisted a month later and was trialed in a military court. The first trial found Seungri guilty of most of the 9 charges against him, resulting in a 3 year imprisonment sentence. He was also ordered to pay over 1 billion won in fines. 

At the time, Seungri did not admit most of the charges. Throughout the trial, he sighed or shook his head.

However, in the second trial, Seungri admitted to all charges and expressed his intention to reflect. In the end, the Supreme court reduced his sentence to 1 year and 6 months in prison with no additional fine. When Seungri was found guilty of all nine charges up to the second trial, he appealed to the Supreme Court for re-examination, but his imprisonment sentence was upheld. 

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Now, Seungri’s imprisonment is ending in less than 100 days, leading to Korean netizens expressing their shock. 

Below are some comments from netizens under the news of Seungri being released soon: 

  • If the law is like this, you can’t expect crime to go down..
  • He will be appearing on YouTube soon
  • Looks like he got a good lawyer
  • This is truly an ideal country for criminals
  • He better separate himself from society from now on

On the other hand, after debuting as a member of Big Bang in 2006, Seungri was loved for countless hit songs such as “’Lie”, “Last Farewell”, “Haru Haru”, “FANTASTIC BABY”, and “BANG BANG BANG”. However, the male idol left the group in March 2019 after various controversies. 

Source: Insight 1 2

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