CNBLUE’s Jung Yong Hwa finally opened up about his experience being suspected of insider trading last year.
On the June 20 broadcast of tvN’s “Life Bar,” Jung Yong Hwa revealed, “[When I was caught up in all of it], I was having all sorts of thoughts. I had never experienced anything like it before.”
Last year, Jung Yong Hwa was suspected for insider trading when he acquired 400 million won (approximately $347,000) worth of FNC stocks, with which he made a profit of 200 million won (approximately $173,400) when FNC recruited a major celebrity shortly afterwards. After undergoing a prosecution inquiry, Jung Yong Hwa was acquitted of charges.
On “Life Bar,” Jung Yong Hwa said, “I was so sorry to the people around me, and particularly sorry to my mother.”
Jung Yong Hwa continued, “In order to avoid scandals and incidents, I usually stay at home. I don’t like getting involved in things like that so I focus on my work. That’s also why I don’t have a lot of friends. When something like this happened, I was even more grateful and sorry to the people around me and my fans who support me. I realized there were times I’d forgotten to be grateful and needlessly got annoyed at my busy schedule. However, because of these events, I have found myself to be truly thankful again.”
Edit: A previous version of this article contained an error due to the original Korean news article.