A military court sentenced on Thursday Seungri, former member of the K-pop boy band BIGBANG, to three years in prison on multiple charges, including prostitution mediation and overseas gambling.
The Army court in Yongin, south of Seoul, also ordered the immediate detention of the 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 on numerous charges, which also include the operation of an unlicensed adult entertainment establishment and embezzlement.
Prosecutors had demanded five years behind bars and a fine of 20 million won for him, saying he has "shown no remorse and shifted blame to other people despite enjoying large benefits from his crimes."
Seungri has denied most of the charges against him.
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