Prosecutors sentenced soccer players Kim Myeong-jun (29, Gyeongnam FC) and Kim Seung-jun (29, former Suwon FC) to 1 year in prison each on the 12th, who were charged with trying to evade military service with a false diagnosis of epilepsy. requested by the court.
The Korea Professional Football Federation plans to take disciplinary action against them by referring to the results of the first trial next month.
At the trial held at the hearing of Judge Kim Yoon-hee, the 9th detective of the Seoul Southern District Court, the prosecution demanded this morning, saying, “He confesses to the crime, but there is a need for punishment, such as the fact that he cheated to avoid military service.”
They are accused of attempting to evade military service (violation of the Military Service Act, etc.) by giving 60 million won and 50 million won to a military service broker, Gu Mo (47), respectively, last year and being provided with a ‘false epilepsy scenario’.
Both defendants admitted their charges in their final statements and asked for mercy, saying they would voluntarily enlist in the military.
At the first physical examination for military service, they were judged to have a physical grade of 1 (active service), but they pretended to have epilepsy by following Mr. Gu’s instructions.
Since then, Kim Myung-jun received the 7th grade, which is subject to reexamination, in November of last year, and Kim Seung-joon was judged to be 5th grade, exempt from military service in January of last year for wartime labor.
Their sentencing hearing will be held on the 14th of next month at 2pm.
On the other hand, the Korea Professional Football Federation said in a phone call with Xports News on the 12th, “Kim Myung-jun will proceed with the reward and punishment committee. There is a high possibility that the results of the first trial on June 14 will be referred to.” 안전놀이터
“Kim Seung-joon is currently not a registered player in the K-League and is not subject to referral to the punishment and punishment committee. In the future, through the board of directors, measures such as banning K-League player registration can be taken,” he explained. Kim Seung-joon obtained FA qualification last winter and had a transfer to his parent team in front of his eyes, but his joining was canceled due to this incident.