‘Fake epilepsy’ Cho Jae-seong, suspended for 5 years in the V-League… KOVO reward and punishment
Volleyball player Cho Jae-seong (OK Financial Group), who attempted to evade military service with a ‘fake epilepsy’, received a 5-year suspension of qualification as a player.
The Korean Volleyball Federation (KOVO) announced on the 15th that it had decided to hold a disciplinary action for 5 years of suspension of qualifications by holding a reward and punishment committee for Cho Jae-sung’s토토사이트 ‘violation of the Military Service Act’ at the Federation’s conference room in Mapo-gu, Seoul.
Cho Jae-seong, an apogee spiker for OK Financial Group in the V-League men’s division and a former national team member, is accused of trying to evade military service by falsely receiving a diagnosis of epilepsy through a military service broker.
In the initial military service decision in 2014, he was judged to be eligible for first-class active duty enlistment, but in 2018 he was judged to be eligible for active duty military service at the third level due to a dermatological disease, and in December of that year he was postponed due to illness. In October 2019, he also postponed his enlistment due to the reason of taking classes in the academic credit bank system after receiving grade 3 due to illness. Afterwards, in December 2020, he gave 50 million won to Mr. Goo, a military service broker, and attempted to escape the military service due to epilepsy.
KOVO initially considered expulsion, but after looking at various circumstances, it announced that the sentence was reduced to five years of suspension. Accordingly, Jae-Sung Cho will be banned from playing until June 14, 2028.
KOVO said, “We judged that expulsion was appropriate for reasons such as the public sentiment demanding strict punishment, the relative deprivation felt by other players if the military service corruption was not severely punished, and the need to prevent recurrence through one-time punishment.” The fact that he confessed and actively cooperated with the investigation and trial, that he was sentenced to 1 year in prison and 2 years of probation by the court, and that there was some room for consideration in the player’s family environment, motive for the crime, and the course of the crime. , and the fact that he is trying to fulfill his military service obligations by voluntarily enlisting as a public service worker in the future,” he explained.
In addition, he added, “We asked OK Financial Group to make every effort to manage the team more thoroughly and operate the club.”
Jae-Sung Cho was sentenced to 1 year in prison and 2 years probation in the first trial last month. The 9th Criminal Court of Seoul Southern District Court announced the reason for the sentencing, saying, “It was a first-time offender, he confessed to the crime at the investigative agency, and he was about to enlist after receiving a call-up notice as a social worker.”