Yoo In Suk, the former CEO of Yuri Holdings, has pled guilty to charges including prostitution mediation and embezzlement.
On the morning of June 3, the Seoul Central District Court held the first hearing for six people connected to the Gangnam club Burning Sun, including Yoo In Suk. Their charges include occupational embezzlement, prostitution mediation, violation of the Act on the Aggravated Punishment, etc. of Specific Economic Crimes, and violation of the Food Sanitation Act.
Yoo In Suk has been put on trial on charges of prostitution mediation (a violation of the Act on the Punishment of Arrangement of Commercial Sex Acts, etc.). He has been charged with mediating prostitution for foreign investors (including a group of Japanese businessmen) a total of 24 times from 2015 to 2016, together with former BIGBANG member Seungri.
Yoo In Suk is also charged with occupational embezzlement for using Yuri Holdings’s company funds to pay when playing golf with Senior Superintendent Police Officer Yoon. Yoo In Suk has been described as the “problem solver” of the controversial group chat room including celebrities such as Seungri, Jung Joon Young, and Choi Jong Hoon. It was reported during the initial Burning Sun controversy that Yoo In Suk was friendly with Senior Superintendent Yoon, who is suspected of having suppressed investigations related to Burning Sun.
On June 3, Yoo In Suk’s lawyer stated, “He pleads guilty to all charges, and we will submit a written statement that goes into detail about matters such as his degree of involvement and factors that should be considered in the assessment of his case.”
His lawyer went on to clarify that while Yoo In Suk admits to the charges of embezzlement of Yuri Holdings’s funds, there are aspects that require a legal investigation and they will be sharing their concrete views with the court later on.
The second hearing will be held on June 22.
Seungri, who's case was transferred to the military court was also mentioned in the trial as the defendants and some of the charges were entangled in the case. Entertainment workers (prostitutes) A and B admitted to all charges including arranging prostitution with Seungri.
[Netizen comments][+4,466, -40] Military court ㅋㅋㅋㅋ it's nice he's able to run away to the army. Please show us that justice is alive
[+3,327, -48] Park Han Byul's husband is an 84 liner and has been making headlines for days. Looks like he finally decided to just admit to it all🥺🥺🥺
[+3,287, -25] Seungri in military court ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ🥺🥺🥺
[+138, -3] People celebrating Seungri going to military trial don't realize that military officials have significantly less experience and expertise compared to officials from public civil trials. You think Seungri didn't think of that? Seungri joined the army with the intention of getting a military trial
[+114, -1] It's not that Park Han Byul doesn't have an eye for men..she just chooses men that are similar to her
[+112, -2] I'm amazed she hasn't divorced him yetㅋ
[+86, -4] A lot of people here are feeling sorry for Park Han Byul...don't you guys know she's famous for being a clubber? ㅋㅋMost people end up marrying those similar to them..birds of a feather
[+35, -2] Everyone is trying to avoid going to massage parlors like Se7en by getting prostitutes ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ this is like getting hit by a poop truck trying to avoid a garbage truckㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
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