Reports have emerged that Son Jun-ho (31) of the Korean national soccer team, who was recently detained by Chinese public security for bribery charges, could be sentenced to five years in prison.
Chinese media Sina.com quoted legal experts on the 17th and said, “Son Jun-ho could be sentenced to up to five years in prison.”
Previously, Son Jun-ho was arrested메이저놀이터 by the public security while trying to leave the country at Shanghai Airport on the 12th and is in criminal detention. Son Jun-ho is known to be under investigation by the Public Security Bureau of Chaoyang City, Liaoning Province.
The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a regular briefing on the 16th that “a Korean national has been detained criminally on charges of accepting bribes for non-state actors.”
The ‘crime of accepting bribes by non-state actors’ applies to cases where a person belonging to a company or other unit that is not a government agency illegally accepts the property of another person for the convenience of his/her job.
This charge may apply in connection with bribery, i.e. when an athlete gives or receives money in connection with a game in a fraudulent solicitation.
Previously, Shen Shi, a former Chinese national team member, was sentenced to 6 years in prison and a fine of 500,000 yuan (about 95 million won) for bribery charges, but it is known that this is the first time for a foreigner.
In the midst of this, local media mentioned that if Son Jun-ho is charged with bribery, he could be sentenced to 5 years in prison.
On the other hand, the Consulate General of Korea in Shenyang, China, conducted a consular interview with Son Jun-ho, who was in custody on the 17th, and said, “There is no human rights violation.”