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Posted by jieun-im 26 days ago

Ha Jung Woo decides not to appeal court decision on illegal use of propofol + ordered to pay a total fine of ~$25,000 USD

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Actor Ha Jung Woo, who was charged with illegal use of propofol, has chosen not to appeal his initial court sentence.

On September 24 KST, Ha Jung Woo did not appeal the court decision, and this resulted in a finalized verdict for his first trial. A criminal trial verdict can be appealed within 7 days of the decision, but Ha Jung Woo did not submit an appeal within this time frame. The judge of the Seoul Central District Court jas sentenced Ha Jung Woo to a total fine of 30 million won (~$25,493 USD), three times heavier than the penalty of 10 million won stated by the prosecutor. 

The court stated, "Propofol is likely to cause one to be physically and mentally dependent on it when abused. The defendant administered propofol a total of 19 times while undergoing skincare procedures, which does not require anesthesia sedation. In addition, he conspired with a doctor to falsify medical records by offering personal information of acquaintances. His crime is not light."

In court, Ha Jung Woo stated, "As a public actor who has received a lot of interest, and who should be showing a cautious lifestyle and set an example, I apologize for the damage I have caused to my colleagues and family."

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NeoSynthesis
NeoSynthesis108 pts 26 days ago 1
26 days ago

As someone who works in the medical field, I don't think that he's a druggie who's dependent on the drug and intended to abuse it. I'm thinking that he requested sedation for more painful skincare procedures and his provider, wanting to please the celebrity, ignored the regulations and agreed to give him a painless experience. Regardless, they should have followed the law. But they should really look into the situation a bit more... Also drug use related crimes always make me sad because I consider it a sickness to be dependent on drugs.

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crystalwildfire
crystalwildfire6,949 pts 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

Wow sentences are all over the place, BI seemed to get a harsher sentence .. crazy. Kind of like over here I guess...

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