Seungri, the disgraced former member of K-pop boy band BIGBANG, has been sentenced to a three-year prison term by a military court on multiple charges including prostitution mediation and overseas gambling.
The Army’s general military court in Yongin, south of Seoul, also on Thursday ordered the immediate detention of the scandal-ridden celebrity, a 31-year-old whose real name is Lee Seung-hyun.
Seungri has been on trial at the military court because he enlisted in the army in March last year following his indictment in January that year on numerous charges, which also include operation of an unlicensed adult entertainment establishment and embezzlement.
Seungri came to the centre of the probe in a far-reaching sex and drug scandal surrounding Burning Sun, a Seoul nightclub affiliated with him, which roiled the K-pop industry in 2019.
He was indicted for procuring prostitutes for…