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Police call YG stars for questioning

Aug 28,2019
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Police will be summoning YG Entertainment’s former head Yang Hyun-suk, right, and Lee Seung-hyun - otherwise known as Seungri, left, of Big Bang - for questioning regarding their suspected illegal gambling, police said on Tuesday.

According to police, the National Police Agency will be summoning Lee today and Yang on Thursday to question them about illegal habitual gambling and illegal monetary exchange allegations.

The two former members of entertainment agency YG Entertainment are suspected to have gambled at a hotel in Las Vegas multiple times - illegal for a Korean citizen - and also illegally exchanging money in the process.

The police raided YG Entertainment’s office on Aug. 17, and has been given data from financial authorities in the United States about YG Entertainment’s U.S. corporate office.

“It is possible that former head Yang used the company’s money to provide himself with gambling money,” police said.

Yang is also under suspicion of soliciting sex services for foreign investors in 2014.

By Yoon So-yeon