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Prosecutors indicted 47 people, including volleyball player Jae-seong Cho, for corruption in military service with epilepsy

Reporter Jandi Kim = Professional volleyball player Jo Jae-seong (28, OK Financial Group) and others who were exempted from military service due to a false diagnosis of epilepsy were handed over to trial in large numbers.

On the 9th, the Seoul Southern District Prosecutor’s Office 5th Criminal Division (Chief Prosecutor Park Eun-hye) indicted without detention a total of 47 people, including 42 professional sports players and actors who had escaped military service, and 5 family members and acquaintances who helped them, on charges of violating the Military Service Act and obstructing the execution of public affairs hierarchically.

According to the prosecution, 42 people who escaped military service received a “customized” scenario from broker Gumo (47, indicted), pretended to be epileptic patients, received false diagnosis certificates, and submitted them to the Military Manpower Administration to receive reductions or lower grades of military service. receive

Clients reported epileptic seizures to 119, were taken to the emergency room, received treatment at tertiary large hospitals such as local hospitals, clinics and university hospitals, and made false records of epilepsy patients over one to two years.

They exploited the characteristics of epilepsy, which can be diagnosed if there are continuous complaints of clinical symptoms such as seizures, even if there are no abnormalities in the EEG test.

Mr. Goo also took actual epileptic drugs and checked them before the hospital examination so that they would not be exposed as fake patients. For a client who needed to be exempt from military service in a hurry, he falsely reported a seizure to 119 and sent it to the emergency room at a university hospital.

Family members and acquaintances who were accused together actively participated in the crime of evading military service, such as making a direct contract with the broker and paying the price, or pretending to be witnesses in the process of reporting 119.

Those who escaped military service handed over 3 million to 60 million won to Gu for consulting fees. The money Mr. Goo received from them amounted to 634.25 million won.

They both confessed to the crime during the investigation by the prosecution and the Military Manpower Administration.

In addition to Cho, among those who evaded military service indicted were eight athletes in professional football, golf, badminton, horseback riding, track and field, rowing, and supporting actor Song Deok-ho (30). 바카라사이트

From February 2020 to October 2022, Mr. Gu was arrested and indicted on December 21 last year on charges of conspiring with a client who was about to undergo a physical examination and submitting a false epilepsy diagnosis to the Military Manpower Administration to receive a reduction in military service (violation of the Military Service Act).

In the first trial on the 27th of last month, Mr. Goo admitted to all charges of violating the Military Service Act and asked for mercy.

Prosecutors are continuing to investigate another broker, Mr. Kim (38, indicted), as well as his client, as well as the suspicion of evading military service by a social worker at Seocho-gu Office.

On the other hand, those who have escaped military service must receive a new military service verdict and re-enlist if they are convicted.

According to Article 86 of the Military Service Act, those who cheat to evade military service or receive a reduction in military service are punished by imprisonment for not less than one year but not more than five years. If the act of evasion is revealed, the existing military service is canceled and the military service examination is required again. If sentenced to more than 1 year and 6 months in prison, they will be transferred to wartime labor, but those who escaped military service are excluded.

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