Ex-idol Kang Sung Hoon, from the popular first generation idol group Sechskies, has been sentenced to two and a half years of imprisonment for fraud.
On February 13, Kang Sung Hoon’s final verdict of imprisonment was announced. The court declared, “The defendant said that he had no intentions of swindling money from the victims but since there has been no recovery from the damage, we are acknowledging this act as a crime.”
Kang Sung Hoon refused to comment at the reporter’s questions on this day. Kang Sung Hoon reportedly had a grim face as he entered and left the court.
Previously, the prosecutors demanded an imprisonment of four years for Kang Sung Hoon for fraud. From 2009 to 2011, Kang Sung Hoon had borrowed about 900 million won (about 852,000 USD) from three people and failed to pay them back.He was arrested on March of 2011 and released on bail on September.
After his release in September, Kang Sung Hoon held a press conference and shared that he suffered unfairness. He said, “When I was using that money, I had no intentions of swindling it,” and “There are many parts of the story that have been distorted.”
Fellow Sechskies members Jang Soo Won and Kim Jae Duk were present at the press conference to support Kang Sung Hoon, which led to speculation of a future reunion of the legendary group.