Kim Hanbin to go FREE as former iKon member gets 4-year probation in drug scandal

Former member of iKon, B.I has been sentenced to four years probation and three years in prison if he commits any drug-related crimes in these years


                            Kim Hanbin to go FREE as former iKon member gets 4-year probation in drug scandal
Kim Hanbin aka B.I sentenced to 4 years on probation and more for possession of illegal drugs (@shxxbi131/Instagram, Kim Changhyun/My Daily)
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One of the many scandals under the name of artists under YG Entertainment was a former member of iKon, Kim Hanbin or B.I’s drug scandal. B.I had to leave his boy band when a scandal broke out about his consumption and possession of illegal drugs. B.I, who was accused of violating the Narcotics Control Act, attended his sentence hearing held at the Central District Court in Seocho-gu, Seoul on the afternoon of September 10.

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On the afternoon of the 10th, the hearing of B.I was held in the 25-3 part of the Criminal Settlement of the Seoul Central District Court. After the last hearing, there were reports of prosecution demanding three years in prison for B.I. Now on the day of his hearing, the court has sentenced Kim Hanbin to four years of probation. During this period, if B.I is found committing another drug-related crime, the court has added an additional sentence of three years in prison. 

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Kim Hanbin aka B.I apologized for his actions. (Kim Changhyun/My Daily)

B.I sentenced to probation

Reports suggest that the court said that B.I’s possession of illegal drugs cannot be regarded as a simple case of curiosity. In order to stop leniency in the awareness of drug use and possession, which has had a huge negative effect on society, it is necessary for strong action to be taken. Not only probation but, B.I is also ordered to serve 80 hours of community service, 40 hours of medication, and has been charged with a fine of 1.5 million won.

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After the announcement of his sentence, B.I told reporters, “I will reflect on my past actions in my time in the future. I will look back on my actions. I want to live my life trying to become a person who can be forgiven by those who have been hurt because of me. Once again, I sincerely apologize to many people.”


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B.I was questioned about his activities

Reports suggest that B. I was questioned about his activities as an Entertainer. It is reported that during the trial when asked about the reason for actually continuing activities, such as participating in Lee Hi's new song, announcing an online concert for fans, he had left without an answer. B.I was handed over to trial on charges of purchasing marijuana and LSD through an informant who was also a former trainee from April to May 2016.

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Han Bin was also found guilty of taking some of the drugs and left his group iKon immediately. However, after a DNA test, it was revealed that he had not consumed LSD. Despite having sent a written apology to the court on August 27 during his hearing, prosecutors demanded a three-year prison sentence for Kim Hanbin aka B.I.

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