Seungri Receives Finalized Eighteen-Month Sentence From Supreme Court

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Seungri final ruling
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An attorney of Seungri appealed to the Supreme Court of Korea to acquit the former Big Bang member of the sex trafficking and gambling convictions, but the court has decided to uphold the sentence from his previous trial.

On the 26th, the Supreme Court dismissed the appeal made by the star and his legal representative and confirmed Seungri’s sentence of one year and and six months.

The celebrity, who is currently serving his time in military prison, will be transferred to a civilian prison. He will be released in February of 2023.

In 2018, the singer was charged with a total of nine criminal counts, including sexual crimes, habitual gambling (solicitation of illegal prostitution, sex-trafficking, and distribution of illegally filmed sexual content), the violation of the Act on the Aggravated Punishment of embezzlement, and more. As a result of being found guilty on all nine charges, he was sentenced to three years in prison last August at his first military trial. His sentence was then lowered to eighteen months at his second military trial after he filed an appeal.

He later appealed his conviction and sentence for habitual gambling and the violation of the Foreign Exchange Transactions Act. However, the Supreme Court dismissed his appeal and issued its final ruling.

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