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Ex-member of girl group grilled for not paying money borrowed for suspected gambling

All Headlines 10:43 August 03, 2018

SEOUL, Aug. 3 (Yonhap) -- Prosecutors said Friday they are investigating a former member of a star girl group that was active in the 1990s on charges of borrowing hundreds of millions of won for gambling funds and not paying the money.

The 37-year-old member is suspected of having borrowed 350 million won (US$310,476) and 250 million won each from two people at a casino hotel in Seoul in June, they said. Details about her identity were withheld.

Prosecutors said they are considering investigating her not only on fraud but also on gambling charges.

A Korean national is not allowed to enter that casino, but she visited using her foreign nationality.

She is known to have enjoyed huge popularity in the 1990s when she debuted as part of a girl band.

sooyeon@yna.co.kr
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