Seungri Shock: Former Big Bang Member's Instagram Removed After Receiving Final Sentence

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Former Big Bang member Seungri's Instagram account was reportedly removed on Monday, May 30, following his final sentence on May 26.

According to reports, convicted sex offenders are not allowed to use Instagram; thus, Seungri's get deleted. The former K-pop star was inducted for nine criminal charges, including illegally filming sexual content, and found guilty of it all.

The Removal of Seungri's Instagram

Fans can no longer find the 31-year-old's page on Instagram. Upon searching his name, the site will prompt a note saying, "this page isn't available."

"The link you followed may be broken, or the page may have been removed," it read.

The app's privacy, security and reporting settings said that if it verifies its users' status as sex offenders, it will "immediately disable their accounts."

His Facebook page has also been removed. However, his Twitter account is still live though inactive since 2019. His last post was made on Jan. 6, 2019.

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Seungri's Final Sentence

The Supreme Court of South Korea, with Chief Justice Noh Tae Ak, upheld Seungri's sentence of one year and six months from his original trial.

He was found guilty of all his nine charges, including the violation of the Act on the Aggravated Punishment of Specific Economic Crimes, violation of the Food Sanitation Act, embezzlement, breach of the Act on Special Cases Concerning the Punishment, etc. of Sexual Crimes, habitual gambling, violation of the Foreign Exchange Transactions Act, prostitution mediation, purchase of prostitution services, and special violence instigation.

Soompi reported that from December 2015 to January 2016, the former idol was accused of facilitating prostitution for his investors in Taiwan, Japan and Hong Kong. He was also indicted for getting prostitution services for himself to attract investments for clubs and other businesses.

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In addition, he reportedly embezzled 528 million or about $417,109 from Burning Sun club, claiming he would use it as brand usage fees for another bar in Gangnam, Monkey Museum.

Aside from that, he also embezzled nearly 20 million won or approximately $15,801 of company funds under the pretext of lawyer fees for employees.

He was also charged for using 2.2 billion won or $1.7 million for gambling at a hotel-casino in Las Vegas from 2013 to 2017 and not reporting his loan of $1 million worth of chips for gambling funds.

Furthermore, he was said to have threatened someone with gangsters through former CEO Yoo In Suk after telling him about the conflict with another customer while drinking at a bar in Gangnam with his acquaintances in December 2015.

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Seungri was supposed to be discharged in September 2021, but it was canceled and he was held in the military prison.

He will be transferred to private prison and stay there until February 2023 to serve the remaining nine months of his sentence.

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