Seungri booked on embezzlement & bribery charges, providing prostitution ‘partially confirmed’ by police + Choi Jong Hoon booked for filming molka sex video

Following previous updates regarding the charges that Seungri and Choi Jong Hoon are facing, police have now booked them on further charges as the Burning Sun scandal continues to deepen.

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The Seoul Metropolitan Police held a press conference recently to update people on the case, and it was a significant one.

Seungri and Yoo In Suk have both been booked on charges of embezzling funds from their Monkey Museum club.

On April 1, Commissioner Won Kyung Hwan of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency held a press conference regarding recent developments. While investigating the club Monkey Museum, Seungri and Yoo In Suk were found to have embezzled funds of their club Monkey Museum. The two have been booked on the charge of occupational embezzlement. Won Kyung Hwan explained that the embezzled funds are tens of millions of won (tens of thousands of dollars). The police are currently investigating the specific amount of funds and how they were used.

This honestly always seemed like it was coming since Seungri had already admitted to operating the club illegally and that people involved in this within the group chat mocked the Korean justice system regarding getting away with stuff like this. Probably weren’t going to let that slide.

Seungri also admitted to giving Yoon — the senior superintendent being investigated for corruption — and his wife three tickets to Big Bang concerts and that he and Yoo In Suk paid for the couple’s golf round and meal with them, which was in violation of anti-bribery laws.

On April 1, it was revealed that Seungri gifted three BIGBANG concert tickets to Senior Superintendent Yoon. The officer was previously booked for leaking official confidential information, and he has now been booked for violating the Improper Solicitation and Graft Act as well. The Improper Solicitation and Graft Act (also referred to as the Kim Young Ran Act) is an anti-corruption law that prohibits individuals from giving and receiving bribes. Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency’s Provincial Special Detective Division confirmed that Senior Superintendent Yoon did not pay for a part of his portion of the expenses from a meal and golf game with Seungri and Yoo In Suk (former CEO of Yuri Holdings). While receiving police questioning, Seungri admitted to gifting the officer with tickets. The police added that they have not yet booked Senior Superintendent Yoon’s wife Chief Superintendent Kim, who also received the tickets. A source from the police said, “To book her on charges of violating the Improper Solicitation and Graft Act, we must figure out the amount [that was exchanged], and further investigation is needed.”

This is admittedly a lesser thing on its own, but in the context of the police corruption angle to this and the group bragging that they could get away with stuff because they had police connections, it definitely takes a more serious tone.

Perhaps most relevantly, police say they have confirmed some of the allegations in regards to Seungri providing prostitution due to women involved coming forward.

A source with a high rank in the force said, “We have partially confirmed allegations of [Seungri’s] prostitution mediation. Following [the confirmation], we investigated several people in relation to the allegations for two weeks, and four to five of them were women. We also received a testimony about [Seungri] providing prostitution services.” However, the police are still checking to confirm if Seungri mediated prostitution in exchange for investment, the location where prostitution took place, and whether or not Seungri gave the order. The police have also completed comparing and analyzing the messages from the group chatroom known as “Seungri’s group chatroom” and the documents they received from the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission so that they can check the authenticity of the messages.

So the police are saying they have confirmed the providing prostitution aspect of this, but don’t know yet if it can be proved that it was for investments in his business.

It always seemed like the information available pointed in this direction, but it was hard to say whether police could come up with a case or not. Now it appears they do in some form due to women involved coming forward, so it should be interesting to see how this angle progresses.

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Meanwhile, Choi Jong Hoon is in deeper trouble than anybody thought. While he was already facing three charges of sharing illegal footage in the group chat and also attempting to bribe police, it’s been revealed that one of the videos he shared through the group chats was a molka sex video he filmed himself. Additionally, there are two other instances of him sharing illegal footage in the group chat now.

Former FTISLAND member Choi Jong Hoon has been revealed to have filmed a sex video himself illegally which he then shared through chatrooms. The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency’s Provincial Special Detective Division held a press conference on the morning of April 1 and stated that Choi Jong Hoon has been booked for violating the Act on Special Cases Concerning the Punishment, etc. of Sexual Crimes. Choi Jong Hoon is suspected of filming one sex video without consent and sharing six illegal videos (five of which were shared with him and the one being the video he filmed himself). The police booked Choi Jong Hoon on charges of sharing pornography violating the Act on Promotion of Information and Communications Network Utilization and Information Protection, etc., but added on the charge of violating the Act on Special Cases Concerning the Punishment, etc. of Sexual Crimes while investigating and discovering that Choi Jong Hoon had filmed an illegal video himself.

That essentially puts him into Jung Joon Young territory, just not quite as severe yet.

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