On February 18, a second trial was held for Shoo at the Seoul Eastern District Court, during which the singer received her sentence for suspicion of habitual gambling.
Shoo was under suspicion for having gambled millions of won in a casino in Macao several times since last year. While her other charges on fraud and domestic gambling have been dismissed, Shoo’s charge on habitual gambling in Macao was prosecuted after determining that it was possible to pursue the charge without exceptions.
The court declared two years of probation, with the possibility of a six-month prison sentence if she commits a repeated offense during her probation period, and 80 hours of community service.
In response, Shoo said, “I’m very regretful. I’m apologetic to my children and ashamed. I’m truly sorry to my fans who have loved me and everyone who stood by my side.”
She continued, “I began [gambling] out of curiosity, but I was disgusted, angry, and ashamed to see how it was changing me. I couldn’t get out of it by myself, and I am finally out of the swamp with the punishment the presiding judge has given me and criticism from society.”
Regarding her sentence, Shoo commented, “I think the punishment was very fitting. I will carry it out diligently.”
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