Jung Il-hoon, a former member of the group BTOB, who was handed over to trial for habitual smoking of marijuana, was also sentenced to imprisonment at the appeals court.
On the afternoon of the 18th, the 13th Criminal Division of the Seoul High Court (Chief Judge Choi Soo-hwan) held an appeal trial against Jeong Il-hoon and seven others who were handed over to the trial for violating the Narcotics Control Act (cannabis).
On that day, the prosecution requested the court to sentence the accused, Il-hoon Jung, to two years in prison and a fine of 1266.3 billion won. The sentence was lower than the four years in prison and a fine of 130 million won, which was requested in the first trial, but the sentence was maintained.
Jeong Il-hoon, who was weeping throughout the trial, said in his final statement, “I am very sorry for my stupid actions and I am very ashamed of myself. I miss the ordinary everyday life that I could enjoy.”
He continued, “I deeply realized how drugs ruin our lives and what harm they do to our lives. I promise to live as a member of society.”
Previously, from July 2016 to January 2019, Jung Il-hoon conspired with 7 people to remit 133 million won worth of cannabis to the unnamed person 161 times, and was handed over to trial in April for buying and inhaling cannabis. . It is known that cryptocurrency was used for the transaction.
Jung Il-hoon withdrew from BTOB in December, when drug charges became known, and the first trial court sentenced him to two years in prison and ordered a fine of 133 million won. However, Jung Il-hoon was dissatisfied with the verdict, saying the sentence was too heavy, and submitted a letter of remorse to the court a total of 87 times, appealing for leniency.
Meanwhile, the sentencing hearing against Jung Il-hoon and others will be held at 2 pm on the 16th of next month.
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