The Seoul Metropolitan Police on Thursday summoned former YG Entertainment CEO Yang Hyun-Suk for questioning over gambling and for soliciting sex services for foreign investors.
Earlier this month, Yang and Seungri were booked for gambling overseas. He has allegedly been involved in gambling in hotel-casinos in Las Vegas and violating South Korea’s gambling rules.
According to the gambling rules in South Korea, it is illegal for people to participate in gambling in the country and even outside the country where it is legal. However, normally if caught gambling overseas it is likely that one gets away with a warning.
Police also summoned K-Pop Star Seungri for over 12 hours on Wednesday in connection with the gambling charges. It is reported that Seungri has partially admitted to his involvement with overseas gambling.
Talking to reporters before going for questioning on Thursday, Yang said that he would “sincerely undergo police investigations.”
The duo has been accused of gambling about 1 billion won and 2 billion won, respectively, overseas.
The police had also conducted a raid on YG Entertainment’s office earlier this month.
However, amidst reports of trainees leaving the company, YG officials have said that all is going fine with the company.
A travel ban has been imposed on Yang Hyun-suk, former CEO of YG Entertainment, and Seungri.The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency received approval from the country’s Ministry of Justice to impose a travel ban on both Yang and Seungri.