According to one exclusive media outlet report on January 27, the High Court of the South Korean Armed Forces has sentenced former Big Bang member Seungri to a reduced sentence of one year and 6 months in prison, during his final appeals trial which took place early this morning.
Back in August of 2021, the military court sentenced Seungri to a total of 3 years in prison, as well as a fine of approximately 1.156 billion KRW (~ $960,000 USD), for his 9 criminal charges including embezzlement, violation of food sanitation laws, sexual assault, illegal camera filming, solicitation of prostitution, habitual illegal gambling, illegal foreign monetary transfer, assault, etc.
Shortly after the court's initial sentencing, Seungri's legal representative filed for an appeal in October of 2021. The military prosecution also filed for an appeal, and as a result, Seungri's discharge from his mandatory military service duties were also delayed. Originally, if found innocent of his charges, Seungri would have been discharged from his duties on September 16, 2021.
According to the media outlet report above, Seungri's side admitted to all 9 of his criminal charges during the High Court's appeal hearing and submitted a statement of reflection for his wrongdoings. The High Court took into consideration that the defendant admitted to his charges and showed reflective behavior while adjusting the initial trial ruling.
Currently, Seungri is being housed in the ROK Military's Correctional Institution, or the equivalent of military prison.
If Seungri's side chooses to accept the High Court's appeal ruling, he is likely face imprisonment for approximately a year and 1 month, after taking into consideration that he has been held in custody for 5 months since the initial court ruling.