Following the unfortunate passing of co-CEO of Hanilkwan due to contracting sepsis after getting bitten by Choi Siwon’s family dog, Gangnam District Office has officially fined Choi Siwon’s family for negligence.
The Gangnam District Office submitted the notice for the 50,000 won (approximately $44) fee on October 24. A source from the Gangnam District Office said, “An application to protest the fine was sent along with the notice but we have not received a statement of protest yet.” The reason for the fine is due to failure to use a leash on their dog outdoors.
Previously, Choi Siwon apologized for the incident and the sister of the deceased CEO forgave Choi Siwon’s family stating that they will not pursue legal action.
While the specific details regarding the CEO’s infection process have not been revealed, Choi Siwon’s family submitted results to the district office showing that the dog was screened and tested negative for pseudomonas aeruginosa (a type of gram-negative bacteria).