Posted by haydn-an AKP STAFF Tuesday, July 21, 2020

The date for Yang Hyun Suk's first trial on his overseas gambling charges set for August


Yang Hyun Suk, the former chief producer of YG Entertainment, was summarily indicted on charges of staging overseas gambling. He will now stand in court on August 14th, which is the day of his first trial.

According to Starnews, the Criminal Affairs department 9 of the Seoul Western District Court summoned four people, including Yang Hyun Suk, to a formal hearing on the 16th, and the trial date has been set on August 14th. They will be coming to court for the trials on the charges of gambling.

Previously, prosecutors filed a summary order against Yang Hyun Suk back in May. A summary indictment is a procedure in which a prosecutor requests the court to issue a summary order based on a written hearing without a separate trial. This indictment applies to any case that can result in fines or a pecuniary punishment. However, it can be handed over to a formal court if a party or court raises an objection to the case.


Yang Hyun Suk allegedly left the country and traveled to Las Vegas seven times from July 16th, 2015 to January 28th, 2019, with five acquaintances and has gambled approximately 335,460 USD at a Las Vegas casino.

He was also accused of procuring gambling funds (a violation of the Foreign Exchange Transactions Act) by borrowing dollars from the U.S. in the course of gambling and then paying them back in Korean Won. However, the prosecutor did not indict him on charges of violating the Foreign Exchange Transactions Act and only applied the basic gambling charges.

Meanwhile, Yang Hyun Suk was the former head of YG Entertainment before he resigned from the agency back in June of last year.

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crystalwildfire3,245 pts Wednesday, July 22, 2020 2
Wednesday, July 22, 2020

One of the criteria (from what I've read) is that it has to rise to the level of *habitual* gambling. Going to LV about 7 times in 5 years. Hardly habitual - especially if tied to a business trip. Even the amount gambled/lost wouldn't be much to someone of his wealth. So it depends on how closely they stick to the determination of it being habitual. If his lawyers are any good I'm sure they could argue the case for him.

(and I see all the idiotic haters here with nothing but time on their hands to post negative stuff instead of doing something positive for someone else. Just mind boggling how their tiny brains work).


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pink_oracle8,367 pts Tuesday, July 21, 2020 4
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

'Yang Hyun Suk was the former head of YG Entertainment before he resigned from the agency back in June of last year.'

Suuuuure he did.


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