Court dismisses Seungri's arrest warrant

Court dismisses Seungri's arrest warrant

- A South Korean court dismissed the pretrial detention warrant of Big Bang member Seungri

- The 28-year-old K-pop idol was charged with multiple counts of mediating prostitution services and embezzling money

- According to the court, there is not enough reason to detain Seungri for the charges against him

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The court has dismissed the pretrial detention warrant for Big Bang member Seungri and his former business partner, Yoo In Suk.

The two were accused of embezzling money from Burning Sun and mediating prostitution services back in 2015.

Judge Shin Jong Yeol of the Seoul Central District Court announced the dismissal of the singer's pretrial detention warrants.

According to the judge, there isn't enough reason for the detention of the two. He stated:

“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.”

Aside from the initial charge against the K-pop star, police officials have also conducted 17 separate investigations against him.

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In a previous report by KAMI, the South Korean police has issued an arrest warrant for Seunri and Yoo In Suk.

Seungri, or Lee Seung-hyun , is a former South Korean singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. He used to be part of the popular K-pop boy group, Big Bang. In March 2019, Seungri decided to take a break from showbiz due to the numerous allegations against him.

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