Seungri Suspected Of Paying Manager’s Salary Using Burning Sun Funds
Seungri has been suspected of paying his manager’s monthly salary using funds from the club Burning Sun.
According to the April 12 broadcast of MBC’s “Newsdesk,” police investigating the suspicious flow of funds in Burning Sun’s bank account found that more than 30 million won (approximately $26,450) in Burning Sun funds were paid regularly every month to Mr. Ji, Seungri’s former manager.
Although Mr. Ji was an employee of YG Entertainment and not Burning Sun, the club deposited 3 million won (approximately $2,645) every month under the pretext of giving Mr. Ji his monthly salary.
MBC also reported that YG Entertainment had already known about this after questioning Seungri in February when “Burning Sun Gate” first broke out. After confirming that Seungri had indeed paid Mr. Ji using funds from Burning Sun, the company reportedly fired Mr. Ji.
If Mr. Ji’s salary was paid by Burning Sun, instead of Seungri himself or the agency, Seungri may be charged with embezzlement.
The source of Mr. Ji’s salary has yet to be confirmed. It is unclear if Mr. Ji received his salary from YG Entertainment, Burning Sun, or if he received double his salary from both places. A source from the police stated, “We are currently analyzing confiscated items to determine where the money came from.”
Although a reporter from MBC contacted YG Entertainment to ask about the agency’s contractual relationship with Mr. Ji, the agency did not give any response.
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