Jeon, mother of actor Jang Keun Suk and the head of his agency, has been indicted without physical detention on charges of tax evasion.
The Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office indicted Jeon without physical detention on March 30 on charges of evasion of taxes under the Specific Economic Crime Weighted Punishment Act.
Jeon is accused of failing to pay about 1 billion KRW (approx. 806,817 USD) of corporate taxes by withdrawing profits of 5.3 billion KRW (approx. 4,276,128 USD) earned in Japan through an account opened in Hong Kong in 2012. She is also suspected of withdrawing 500 million KRW (approx. 403,543 USD) earned in Japan through other people’s accounts in Hong Kong back in 2014 as well.
The National Tax Service filed a complaint with the prosecution late last year about Jeon’s tax evasion. Along with Jeon, Tree J Company was also indicted.
The same thing happened in 2014. A fine of 10 billion KRW (approx. 8,076,180 USD) was imposed for Jang Keun Suk’s failure to report overseas incomes. At the time, the actor stated that it was an accounting error.
About the situation, Jang Keun Suk replied that Tree J Company is run by his mother and she is the one who is responsible for all financial management. He also said that he has only been faithful to his acting career and had no knowledge of any related facts until today.
“Jang Keun Suk is more shocked and devastated than anyone else. He is very disappointed with what his mother with the way she treated the public work and has lost his trust as a family as well.”
Meanwhile, Jang Keun Suk is currently serving the military as a public social worker.