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Person Misappropriating ‘Wrongly-Sent’ Bitcoins Ruled Not Guilty

Person Misappropriating ‘Wrongly-Sent’ Bitcoins Ruled Not Guilty

SEOUL, June 20 (Korea Bizwire) — A person ruled guilty of misappropriation for ‘keeping’ bitcoins that were inadvertently sent to him has been found not guilty on appeal and remanded trial. Suwon High Court recently ruled that the 32-year-old man charged with breach of trust was not guilty. In June 2018, 199.999 bitcoins, worth 1.48 billion won [...]

Constitutional Court Rules Against Ban on Lawyers from Joining Online Legal Service Platform

Constitutional Court Rules Against Ban on Lawyers from Joining Online Legal Service Platform

SEOUL, May 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The Constitutional Court ruled Thursday that the lawyers’ code of conduct banning them from joining online legal counseling platforms, such as LawTalk, is unconstitutional, a decision expected to bring sweeping changes to how law is practiced in South Korea. The ruling is in favor of 60 lawyers and Law&Company, [...]

Supreme Court Upholds 1 1/2-yr Prison Term for Disgraced K-pop Star Seungri

Supreme Court Upholds 1 1/2-yr Prison Term for Disgraced K-pop Star Seungri

SEOUL, May 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a 1 1/2-year prison term for Seungri, the disgraced former member of K-pop boy band BIGBANG, on prostitution mediation, overseas gambling and other charges. Upholding a lower court’s ruling, the top court found the 32-year-old, whose real name is Lee Seung-hyun, guilty of [...]