Seungri’s arrest could be imminent. While the former South Korean K-pop star might have been taken an interim sigh of relief after being released, prosecutors have filed a petition seeking an arrest warrant for the former Big Bag Singer again.
Earlier in May 2019, a judge had turned down the request to arrest Seungri.
As reported by KBS World Radio, in a statement issued on Friday, the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office said that it is vying for an arrest warrant against the singer over charges of pimping and gambling.
Seungri was booked under charges of gambling last year. He is accused to have been gambling several times in Las Vegas which is not allowed for a South Korean citizen. Gmabling huge sums of money overseas is prohibited according to local gambling laws.
The K-Pop star is also facing charges of pimping for Japanese investors on 29 occasions between September 2015 to January 2016.
According to the reports, Seungri had lost close to US$1 million (S$1.35 million) trying his luck at casinos in Las Vegas.
Now it all depends on the Jan 13 court hearing when it will be decided whether the prosecution is granted the warrant to detain Seungri or not.
Seungri is one amongst the top stars who had been associated with the K-pop scandal that surfaced last year.
Two other singers Jung Joon-young and Choi Jong-hoon have already been sentenced for six-year and five-year respectively.