Court Dismisses Pretrial Detention Warrant Requests For Seungri And Yoo In Suk
The court has dismissed requests for pretrial detention warrants for Seungri and former CEO of Yuri Holdings Yoo In Suk. Yoo In Suk worked with Seungri on several businesses including the club Burning Sun, and he is also described as an influential figure in the controversial group chatrooms.
On May 14, Seungri and Yoo In Suk attended questioning to determine the validity of requests by the police for their pretrial detention warrants. These warrants allow for a suspect to be detained for longer than 48 hours.
The suspicions listed on the requests included mediating prostitution services, embezzlement under the Act on the Aggravated Punishment, etc. of Specific Economic Crimes, and violation of the Food Sanitation Act. The warrant request for Seungri also included suspicions of purchasing prostitution services.
That evening, Judge Shin Jong Yeol of the Seoul Central District Court announced the dismissal of the requested pretrial detention warrants.
In relation to Seungri’s case, he explained, “There is room for dispute in regards to the main suspicion, which is embezzlement. It is also difficult to recognize a reason for detention, such as potential destruction of evidence, in regards to the remaining suspicions.”
Previously, pretrial detention warrants were issued for Jung Joon Young and Choi Jong Hoon, who were also members of the group chatrooms. Jung Joon Young’s warrant was in regards to the filming and sharing of hidden camera videos, while Choi Jong Hoon’s warrant was in relation to suspicions of aggravated rape.
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