It’s been reported that former Superstar K contestant, Choi Young Tae has received a prison sentence.

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According to King of Journalist and Ilyo News reporter, Kim Tae Hyun, the amount of money Choi Young Tae was indicted for by posting items to sell on a used goods website only to take the victims’ money and never give them the purchased item was around ₩60.0 million KRW (about $54,900 USD) not including the ₩40.0 million KRW (about $36,600 USD) he was already charged for with 2 years in probation.

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Despite King of Journalist having put together a petition leading to the demand of a 4.5-year sentence by the prosecution, it was revealed that Choi Young Tae was ultimately sentenced to 1 year in prison.

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In the following testimony, Choi Young Tae reportedly shed tears as he promised to change.

I’m reflecting upon my actions. Once I’ve served my sentence, I promise to return as a changed man.

— Choi Young Tae

Back in 2011, Choi Young Tae appeared on Superstar K as a promising musician and was even praised by Lee Seung Chul for his cover of “Without Any Words”.

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But later in 2018, he was charged for putting up an advertisement to sell audio equipment only to never send the item to the buyer.

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When he later posted the same advertisement 2 months later, he was charged for fraud by the first buyer of the product.