It has just been announced that Seungri‘s arrest warrant has been denied by the courts again.
The Seoul Central District Court determined around 10 pm KST that the arrest warrant was invalid. He was been charged with soliciting prostitution for foreign investors, receiving prostitution, embezzling money from Burning Sun, and violating the Food Sanitation Act, habitual gambling, and violating the Foreign Transaction Act.
Seungri attended his arrest warrant hearing starting at 10:10 am KST. During his arrival at the Seoul Central District Court, reporters asked Seungri questions, such as “do you admit to your crimes” and “please say something to the citizens of the country,” but Seungri did not say any words prior to entering the courthouse.
Around 1:30 pm KST, 3 hours and 20 minutes after his hearing started, Seungri was seen leaving the courthouse without handcuffs, giving off a slight smile. He boarded the van that was headed for the detention center to await the court’s decision.
Following hours of deliberation, it was determined by the court that he would not be arrested.
It is difficult to recognize the reason for an arrest after investigating the charges, the degree of involvement by the suspect in some charges, the process of the investigation, and the gathering of evidence.
The suspect has also cooperated in the investigations, and there is the possibility of contention within the charges
— Song Kyung Ho
Back in May 2019, police officially requested Seungri’s arrest warrant, however the arrest warrant was denied. On January 9, prosecution requested for his arrest warrant, this time with 2 additional charges of habitual gambling and violating the foreign transaction act.