Military service is mandatory for all Korean men under the age of thirty. Everyone should do it, even celebrities.
However, depending on the state of physical or mental health, some may become social workers, and others are sometimes even relieved of this duty, depending on the severity of their condition.
Since the beginning of January, a large brokerage organization has been under investigation by the police for helping celebrities, athletes, as well as children from wealthy families to falsify their medical records in order to be released from military service.
It is alleged that through them the famous idol rapper “A” was released from military service.
In addition, it turned out that the brokerage organization used its client “A” as a way to promote the business among others. The broker often told his clients: “Thanks to me, “A” received a public service. »
The media reported that the rapper left the famous entertainment show in May last year, returned in September and signed up as a social worker in October.
According to media reports, this rapper is actually Ravi from VIXX. Ravi left 1 Night 2 Days in May 2022, when the last episode aired, and entered public service on October 27, 2022.
According to media reports, it is shocking that Ravi is in public service, as he has received a lot of love for his healthy young image through various entertainment programs and talk shows.
On January 12, Joy News 24 contacted Ravi’s agency, Groulin, but did not receive a response from him.
On the other hand, Mr. Goo, a former military official who is a key figure in suspected corruption in the military service, is known to have set up an office dealing with military service issues in Gangnam-gu, Seoul, and tried to inform people about how to get an exemption from military service.
In particular, it is known that Mr. Goo used the method of exemption or reduction from military service by the method of diagnosis of epilepsy.
According to the investigation, Mr. Goo and Mr. Kim, another broker, also received remuneration ranging from tens of millions of won to 100 million won for military administrative expenses.
The prosecutor’s office is currently expanding its investigation because, in their opinion, about 70 people evaded military service through intermediaries such as Mr. Goo and Mr. Kim.