Police Announce Plans To Wrap Up Investigation Of Seungri And Yoo In Suk
Won Kyung Hwan, Commissioner of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency, shared through a press conference on April 29, “The Burning Sun investigations have been going on for three months, and the investigations are coming to a close one by one.”
He continued by revealing that the police plan on concluding the investigations on Seungri and Yoo In Suk within this week.
On whether pretrial detention warrants will be issued for the two, Won Kyung Hwan stated, “Pretrial detention warrants are issued depending on overall judgments based on factors including severity of the issues, potential for fleeing, and destruction of evidence.” If the police submit a request, the court will decide whether or not the warrant will be issued.
Regarding Seungri using YG Entertainment’s company card in 2015 to pay for the hotel of a Japanese investor for whom prostitutes were called for, an accountant of YG Entertainment testified that Seungri used the card but was charged for the expenses. The police are reviewing the financial documents submitted by YG Entertainment to confirm this testimony.
About suspicions of Seungri mediating prostitution at his birthday party in Palawan in 2017, the police commented, “Various [factors] have to be reviewed for the Palawan case. The facts have all been sorted out.”
Seungri has been questioned by the police 15 times so far on suspicions including prostitution mediation, embezzlement, sharing of illegal footage, and tax evasion.