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Ex-BIGBANG member Seungri to join military next week

All News 17:02 March 05, 2020

SEOUL, March 5 (Yonhap) -- Seungri, a former member of K-pop boy band BIGBANG, will join the Army next week to fulfill his mandatory military service duty, military sources said Thursday.

The scandal-ridden celebrity will join an Army boot camp in the central border town of Cherwon on Monday, the sources said.

All able-bodied South Korean men must carry out military service for about two years in a country that faces North Korea across a heavily fortified border.

The enlistment comes after prosecutors indicted him in late January on charges of gambling overseas, arranging prostitution and breaching other laws, such as the foreign exchange transaction act.

Following the conscription, his case will be transferred to the military court.

Seungri, a former member of popular boy band BIGBANG, leaves a court in Seoul on Jan. 13, 2020, after attending a hearing on the legality of his arrest over allegations of gambling in a hotel casino in Las Vegas and arranging sex services for investors. The court denied an arrest warrant for him. (Yonhap)

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