Prosecutors have sought a one-year prison sentence for professional volleyball player Jo Jae-seong (28), who was handed over to trial for violating the Military Service Act in an attempt to reduce military service due to a false diagnosis of epilepsy.
On the 19th, the prosecution requested such a sentence at a trial held at the hearing of Judge Kim Yoon-hee of the 9th Criminal Court of the Seoul Southern District Court, saying, “The crime of evading military service should be severely punished, but it was considered that he confessed.”
In his final statement, Mr. Cho admitted all the charges and asked for mercy, saying, “It’s all my fault, and I will reflect on myself again and again.” 메이저사이트
After coming out of the courtroom, when asked by reporters about his future plans, Mr. Cho replied, “I think my life as a player is over.”
Cho is accused of colluding with a military service broker, Gu Mo (47, indicted), to fake epilepsy symptoms, and to receive a false diagnosis to receive a reduction in military service.
According to the prosecution, Mr. Cho was judged as a first-class active duty officer in his first physical examination in October 2014, and then underwent a physical examination again in May 2018 due to a dermatological disease (psoriasis) and was judged as a third-class active duty officer. After delaying enlistment several times, in December 2020, he gave Goo 50 million won and was provided with a ‘fake epilepsy scenario’ to try to escape military service.
Cho complained of seizures to the doctor in the emergency room even though he had no symptoms of epilepsy, and in April 2021, he was judged at level 7, which is subject to reexamination. After that, he continued to be prescribed epilepsy medicine, and in February 2022, he was eventually judged as a supplementary grade 4.