Volleyball player Jo Jae-seong (28), who was accused of illegally evading military service with a false medical certificate, was sentenced to a suspended prison sentence.
On the 24th, Judge Kim Yoon-hee of the 9th Criminal Court of the Seoul Southern District Court sentenced Cho, who was accused of violating the Military Service Act, to 1 year in prison and 2 years probation.
Judge Kim said, “We took into account the fact that he was a first-time offender and confessed to the crime at the investigative agency, and that he was scheduled to enlist on the 25th after receiving a call-up notice from the Gyeongin Regional Military Manpower Administration.”
Cho is currently a member of OK Financial Group, but the contract period is until June 30, and the club said, “It is virtually difficult to continue playing as a player in Korea. After the player voluntarily reported, he left the accommodation and had no contact.” As it is said, it is practically close to complete release.
Previously, on December 27 of last year, Mr. Cho voluntarily reported to the club for an institutional investigation due to corruption in military service, and the charges were revealed. According to the prosecution, about 42 people, including Cho, singer Ravi (real name Kim Won-sik), professional sports players and entertainers, received advice from an illegal military service broker, Moo Goo (indicted under detention), and received false medical certificates by pretending to be epileptic patients, and submitted them to the Military Manpower Administration. submitted to
In the first military service examination in October 2014, Mr. Cho was judged as a first-class active duty officer, and in May 2018, due to a dermatological disease, he underwent a physical examination again and was judged as a third-class active duty soldier.
It was found that the clients, including Mr. Cho, made false records of epileptic seizures over a period of one to two years, reporting to 119 complaining of epileptic seizures, being transferred to the emergency room, and receiving treatment at hospitals. Epilepsy can be diagnosed if you continue to complain of clinical symptoms such as seizures even if there are no abnormal symptoms on EEG. Those who evaded military service exploited this to get their military service reduced or lowered their grades.
Despite the absence of symptoms of epilepsy, Mr. Cho complained of seizures and received a grade 7 test subject to reexamination in April 2021. After that, he continued to be prescribed epilepsy medicine, and in February of last year, he was judged to be a supplementary grade 4.
Accordingly, on December 21 of last year,스포츠토토 the investigative agency notified Mr. Cho that he would be investigated as a suspect. On the 28th of the same month, Mr. Jo posted a long apology through his social media (SNS) account and acknowledged his involvement in military service corruption.
At the time, the Korean Volleyball Federation (KOVO), which watched Mr. Cho’s situation, said, “(If the execution of Jae-sung Cho’s sentence is confirmed), there are currently no regulations on disciplinary action for irregularities in military service, so we plan to hold a reward and punishment committee after seeing the results. There are very few of these, and he admitted his guilt, so we are keeping an eye on this part.”