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Posted by serendipity33 pts Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Dahee and Lee Ji Yeon given lighter sentences for blackmailing Lee Byung Hun with their appeal

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Model Lee Ji Yeon and GLAM's Dahee's appeals have been successful as the court decided to give them lighter sentences for their attempt to blackmail Lee Byung Hun for 5 billion KRW (~ 5 million USD)! 


If you remember, the two were given approximately 1 year jail sentences before, and both appealed this decision. The prosecution also put in an appeal as well, asking for 3 years instead, while Lee Byung Hun asked that the two be pardoned. 


It seems the court as taken into consideration Lee Byung Hun's request for pardon and the fact that the girls seem to be deeply reflecting for their new verdict. Instead of 1 year in prison for Dahee, her new appeals sentence is 1 year in jail suspended for 2 years, while Lee Ji Yeon's is 1 year and 2 months in jail suspended for 2 years. This means that if the girls stay out of trouble during the probational period of 2 years, they most likely will not have to serve any time in jail. 



The court explained, "The victim expressed his wishes for the defendants to be let off the hook, and the crime itself had ended before it progressed into something more. In addition, the defendants also showed that they've been deeply reflecting their wrongdoing during the 6 months they were detained. Since they're also both first time offenders and of young age, we determined that the original sentence was too heavy." 

 

What do you think of the new appeals verdict? Is it more fair than the previous verdict in your opinion?

  1. Lee Byung Hun
  2. Dahee
  3. LEE JI YEON
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