Prosecution Requests 4-Year Prison Sentence And Fine For Former BTOB Member Ilhoon On Marijuana Charges

On May 20, the final hearing for former BTOB member Ilhoon’s charges of purchasing and using marijuana was held at Seoul Central District Court.

The prosecutors requested, “We demand four years in prison and 133 million won (approximately $117,400) in fines for defendant Jung Ilhoon.”

In his final testimony, Ilhoon stated, “I apologize for disappointing the many people who believed in me. I’ve reflected on my life until now while going through this incident. Although it is irrevocable, I will keep and remember the pain and realization I gained through this incident and live on without shame.”

Ilhoon’s lawyer said, “The defendant is bitterly regretting it. He suffered a great deal of stress while promoting in the entertainment industry as a songwriter and trainee from a young age, and he tried to relieve the stress in the wrong way.”

Ilhoon and seven other defendants were brought to trial for suspicions of purchasing and smoking 826 grams (approximately 1.8 pounds) of marijuana together using approximately 130 million won (approximately $116,500) across 161 instances between July 5, 2016 and January 9, 2019. Ilhoon withdrew from BTOB last December and is currently completing his mandatory military service as a public service worker.

The court will decide and announce Ilhoon’s sentence on June 10.

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