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Posted by germainej AKP STAFF Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Seungri partially admits to illegal gambling charges during police questioning

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Seungri has reportedly admitted to gambling charges during police questioning.

On August 28, the former Big Bang member attended questioning at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency, and before entering the station, he told reporters, "I'll dutifully undergo police questioning. I apologize once again for causing worry."

According to reports, Seungri has admitted to some of his charges for gambling illegally overseas, but he has denied being involved in "hwanchigi" or illegal foreign exchange. His questioning is still ongoing after 10 hours.

Yang Hyun Suk, who is also under investigation for the same charges, will attend police questioning on August 29 KST.

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onlythetruth18 pts Wednesday, August 28, 2019 13
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Source of this is KBS, by the way: http://news.kbs.co.kr/news/view.do?ncd=4272014


So, let's get this straight: He did in fact admit to most of the gambling charges that were handed to him earlier by police. Gambling itself is illegal for Korean citizens in (and outside of) Korea - except at one place: Kangwon Land, a casino and resort company located in the Gangwon Province. This means Seungri did commit a criminal act by gambling overseas, since the Korean criminal law applies to Korean citizen throughout the world. Like it or not, but that's how the Korean law works.

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maknaesl-3 pts Wednesday, August 28, 2019 2
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"In 2003, Shin Jung-hwan was fined 5 million won (about USD $4,600) for gambling. He was fined double that in 2005. Later he was caught on video tape gambling in the Philippines. That was enough to spark his arrest when he returned to Korea, for which in 2011 he was given an 8-month prison sentence"



I'm pretty sure that, at worst, Seungri will be fined.

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