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Prosecution seeks one-year prison term for Shoo


Prosecutors sought a one-year jail term for Shoo, a former member of 1990s girl group S.E.S., on Thursday for alleged habitual gambling.

The hearing was held at the Seoul Eastern District Court.

"I deeply regret what I did, and I will do so in the future too," Shoo said during her final testimony. "I would meaningfully accept the punishment given to me ― I am sorry for evoking criticism."

Her legal representative said in a closing argument: "Shoo admits all her faults and has been reflecting on herself. Please consider that she has not been embroiled in any scandal since she kicked off her career in her teens and that she has been enthusiastically involved in community services."

After the hearing, she also apologized to Sea and Eugene, two other members of S.E.S.

Shoo allegedly got involved in gambling from August 2016 to May 2018 in countries including Macau, betting about 790 million won ($617,000). She was indicted without detention over the allegation in December 2018.

The last hearing is scheduled for Feb. 18.

Shoo, whose real name is Yoo Soo-young, debuted as a member of female trio S.E.S. in 1997 and enjoyed popularity until the team's disbandment in 2002. She married basketball player Im Hyo-sung in 2010 and they have three children.

source: The Korea Times
daynr 9th-Feb-2019 12:07 am (UTC)
it's wild that south korea holds that citizens must obey its laws anywhere in the world.

I mean, maybe the U.S. does too, but I don't think so....
pikapika217 9th-Feb-2019 01:30 am (UTC)
not that I know of, no. If it's not done on US soil they have no jurisdiction over it
torontok 9th-Feb-2019 10:52 am (UTC)
No there are certain laws that apply globally.Like if you're caught partaking in sex with child prostitutes abroad, you can be prosecuted back in the U.S
shining_lore 9th-Feb-2019 02:30 am (UTC)
Well, that's the nail in the coffin of my hopes that s.e.s will ever do anything again. :(
sweet16een 9th-Feb-2019 04:03 am (UTC)
Who is Sea?

angela_derp_otp 9th-Feb-2019 05:02 am (UTC)
That's Bada. Her name means Sea idk why they translate that lol
carmine_pink 9th-Feb-2019 04:24 pm (UTC)
Is it unusual to call her Sea? I thought S.E.S. stands for Sea, Eugene, Shoo.
angela_derp_otp 9th-Feb-2019 08:10 pm (UTC)
Yeah even though S.E.S is supposed to be their initials it is pretty uncommon to call her Sea, she goes by Bada even when S.E.S was around. I guess Sea didn't stick with the public? lol :D
angela_derp_otp 9th-Feb-2019 05:05 am (UTC)
SK laws are crazy tbh. They are seeking 1 year of prison for her but you have rapists and women beaters walk free with a slap on the wrist.
violoncelliste 10th-Feb-2019 12:20 pm (UTC)
yeah my first thought when i saw the title
blck_ink 9th-Feb-2019 08:22 am (UTC)
they actually want her to go to jail?? i know i'm looking at it from an outsider's pov but still it makes no sense. why not let her get counseling...
juhli 9th-Feb-2019 11:25 am (UTC)
i think she'll get probation
accioanime 9th-Feb-2019 06:44 pm (UTC)
I think they just want to make an example out of her because there are other celebs with more violent crimes that walked away free...
violoncelliste 10th-Feb-2019 12:20 pm (UTC)
they should make an example of a rapist on a woman who gambles

edit: i don't mean to sound angry at you, it's just the situation is frustrating

Edited at 2019-02-10 12:22 pm (UTC)
violoncelliste 10th-Feb-2019 12:21 pm (UTC)
meanwhile kangin walks free
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