Former YG CEO Yang Hyun-suk Confirmed Guilty In Second Trial And Sentenced To Probation

The final sentence for Yang Hyun-suk on threatening charges has been announced

On October 8th, the Seoul High Court’s Criminal Division 6-3 held an appeal trial hearing and announced the sentence for Yang Hyun-suk on suspicion of violating the Law on Special Crimes (threat retaliation).

Yang Hyun-suk was accused of threatening former idol trainee Han Seo-hee, who used to be investigated for taking drugs with BIG BANG’s T.O.P, to change her statement regarding the drug purchase and administration of former iKON member B.I after calling her to YG’s office.

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At first, the prosecution demanded a three-year imprisonment but the court in the first trial acquitted Yang Hyun-suk, saying “Considering various factors, there was not enough evidence to prove that Yang Hyun-suk’s remarks caused fear in the victim”

In response, the prosecution added the crime of forcing an interview to the preliminary indictment in the second trial and eventually succeded in securing a guilty verdict for Yang Hyun-suk. 

On November 8th, the second trial court sentenced Yang Hyun-suk to 6 months in suspended jail and 1 year of probation on charges of forcing interviews under the Act on the Aggravated Punishment of Specific Crimes.

Source: Wikitree

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