In the prostitution case, K-pop sensation Seungri had been condemned to three years.
A dishonored K-pop singer Seungri was sentenced to three years in jail on Thursday by a South Korean military court for his offences involving prostitution for foreign trade.
The Ministry of Defense has also declared Big Bang, the former boy, to be fined 1.15 billion (989.000 US dollars). Following the ruling in Yongin, outside Seoul, an army court brought him into jail.
In January 2020 Seungri was indicted on multi-charge lawsuits, including the arrangement of unlawful sex services for Taiwanese, Japanese and Hong Kong business investors from 2015 to 2016, under its true identity Lee Seung-hyun. He has also been convicted of misuse of funds in a nightclub in Seoul which he ran and violates laws banning offshore gambling by playing heavily in international casinos from 2013 to 2017. Most of the charges he refuted.
After enlisting with the Army in March last year for 21 months of Military service his case was transferred to a military court, which is required of most men in South Korea because of the North Korean threat.
The Yonhap news agency said Lee appeared in court in uniform of fighting and repeatedly shook his head when the judge issued the ruling.
Before his fall out, Lee had been one of K-largest Pop's stars, due to the popularity of Big Bang, which after its debut in 2006 won tremendous successes in Asia and elsewhere in the world. In 2016, Forbes magazine claimed that the group earned a pre-tax income of $44 million in 2016.
Following prostitution charges in the media, Lee left the group in 2019. His case is one of several controversies in recent years that have stirred up the entertainment industry in South Korea.
Singer Jung Joon-young was imprisoned six years in 2019. Former Choi Jong-hoon boy band member was convicted of illegal sex with a lady who was unable to resist for five years.