FIFTY FIFTY's Agency Files Criminal Charges Against Former Co-CEO Ahn Sung Il (SIAHN)

FIFTY FIFTY’s agency ATTRAKT has announced that it has filed a criminal complaint with the police against its former co-CEO Ahn Sung Il (also known as SIAHN).

On June 27, ATTRAKT released an official statement announcing that it had filed criminal charges against Ahn Sung Il, the CEO of creative content development group The Givers, as well as three other individuals. While no mention has been made of his current status at the agency, Ahn Sung Il was formerly described as the co-CEO of ATTRAKT (a position that is currently still listed on his LinkedIn profile at the time of publishing).

In its statement, ATTRAKT revealed that it had filed a criminal complaint at Gangnam Police Station against Ahn Sung Il and the three other individuals for fraud, breach of duty, and obstruction of business.

Explaining that The Givers had been working on and managing projects for ATTRAKT after signing a contract with the agency, ATTRAKT accused Ahn Sung Il of “committing acts of fraud and obstruction of business including delaying the handover of work, deleting company email accounts, and deleting material related to past projects.”

“Furthermore, in the process of purchasing the song ‘Cupid’ from a foreign songwriter, The Givers did not provide ATTRAKT with information about the copyright purchase, and they secretly purchased the copyright in their or their company’s name without our knowledge,” continued the agency.

ATTRAKT concluded by stating that they currently suspect the individuals in question of committing other illegal acts aside from the ones listed, noting, “We may file additional [criminal] complaints as well.”

Last week, ATTRAKT announced that it would be taking legal action against a then-unnamed third party that had approached FIFTY FIFTY with the intention of persuading them to violate their exclusive contracts with their current agency. ATTRAKT stated at the time, “Through slanderous accusations against us and glorified flattery about themselves, these external forces are committing an illegal act of inducing our agency’s artists to make the wrong decision to ignore their valid exclusive contracts and sign contracts with them.”

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