Former Big Bang member Seungri will be released from prison soon.
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Seungri, who has caused much stir internationally beyond Korea when his criminal charges were revealed, will be released from prison on February 11th. Last May, the Supreme Court of South Korea finalized a sentence of 1 year and 6 months in jail for Seungri. He was transferred to a civilian prison from the military after the final sentencing.
While some are worried that he might immediately resume his activities on YouTube, the majority opinion in the industry says he will have to stay low until the general public becomes less hostile before he resumes his activities.
Meanwhile, Seungri was indicted for 9 criminal charges in January 2020, including solicitation of illegal prostitution, illegal overseas gambling, the spread of illegally filmed sexual content, embezzlement, threatening, and assault. During his initial military court trial, Seungri was found guilty of all 9 charges and was sentenced to 3 years in prison. However, after filing an appeal, the High Military Court reduced his sentence to 1.5 years.