Posted by emmamadison2410,374 pts Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Seungri allegedly paid off Police to cover up business violations + knew about minors at 'Burning Sun'


It appears that Seungri paid off the Police to cover up business violations.

According to a report by MBC's 'News Desk' on the 19th, the parent of a minor called the police because their minor child had entered Burning Sun in the early morning of July 7th. At the time Burning Sun was facing a threat of suspension of business due to other minor-related violations. The case was forwarded to the prosecutor’s office with the suggestion of non-indictment about a month later.

The police who arrived at the club did not investigate the student who had entered Burning Sun, and the case was closed due to lack of evidence. MBC reports that in order to cover up this incident, Burning Sun CEO Lee Sung Hyun paid former police officer Kang 20 million won (approximately $17,704) with police currently investigating suspicions that part of this money was sent to the team in charge of investigating the case.

About 3 months later in early November 2018, there was a phone conversation revealed between Burning Sun CEO Lee Sung Hyun and Mr. Lee who delivered the money to the police officers to cover up the 'minor' incident. In the recording, Mr. Lee said, "While drinking soju, talks about [redacted] Hotel came up and the club…” and CEO Lee Sung Hyun continued, “It seems someone directly contacted Seungri.” Mr. Lee said, “Since the person directly involved in the report is Seungri, he probably knew.” Lee Sung Hyun said “Yeah, [Seungri] was contacted about two times,” confirming that Seungri was informed about the entry of the underage customer into the club.

Regarding this, a source from Seungri’s legal representative said, “Seungri heard that something like this had happened after the incident had occurred. Lee Sung Hyun and Seungri are not in a relationship where they report to each other.” “Newsdesk” stated that the police is analyzing the phone call recording and investigating Seungri under suspicions of interfering with the case of entry of a minor.

On the same day, SBS’s “8 O’Clock News” shed light on suspicions about illegal business practices of Seungri’s other club Monkey Museum which he operated before Burning Sun.

Seungri had registered Monkey Museum as a retailer and not as a drinking establishment at the borough office. At the time of the opening of Monkey Museum, a conversation took place in the KakaoTalk group chatroom amongst Seungri and his acquaintances.

Mr. Kim said, “It’s illegal to having dancing or a stage, but you’re good at working flexibly,” and Mr. Park added, “It’s illegal, but it’s hard to impose sanctions against it, so everyone’s just staying silent.” Seungri then responded, “It means that we don’t really have a problem. If they crack down, we’ll slip them some money.”

Opening a bar in that space was prohibited because Monkey Museum was located in a residential area. Seungri, however, carried out his business with illegal practices and recorded sales of 500 million won (approximately $442,460) on opening day.

Despite its illegal operations, Monkey Museum bypassed the crackdown of the borough office. From March 2016 to August 2018, it was penalized once for business violations with a fine of 40 million won (approximately $35,372). It received light punishments for violations of the Food Sanitation Act where employees failed to undergo health screenings and for the lack of price indications.

SBS also pointed out that despite the fact that videos of people dancing on stage at Monkey Museum had circulated online, the police had failed to properly crack down on the violations.

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ratmonster2,261 pts Tuesday, March 19, 2019 8
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

You can literally get away with anything if you’re a rich male with connections. He is a vile pig.


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Winston2,557 pts Tuesday, March 19, 2019 1
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Previously on I Live Alone, Lee Sang Min was impressed at how successful Seung Ri is at running his business, I guess now he knows why.


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