16 July 2024
Kim Ho Joong

This is to inform you that renowned South Korean singer Kim Ho Joong will face the trial for the first time on July 10, 2024, i.e. today, as he faces serious allegations in connection with the hit-and-run case.

According to the reports, the trial will kick off at 2:30 PM KST at the Seoul Central District Court. However, we also reported the same a few days earlier when a high-profile lawyer resigned from the defense team of the singer.

In case, you are still unversed, we have comprehensibly discussed the change in the defense team of accused Kim Ho Joong. In addition, you will also get an overview of the charges levied on Kim Ho Joong. So be sticky with this page and go through the article to the end. Swipe down.

Kim Ho Joong’s Trial Begins at Seoul Central District Court

Speaking of the allegations and charges against Kim Ho Joong, he is indicted on charges of causing injury while driving under the influence. Furthermore, the singer is also accused of fleeing the scene after causing injury with his driving.

In connection with this incident, Kim Ho Joong also faced charges for allegedly abetting a suspect to evade arrest and tampering with evidence. To defend himself against these charges, Kim Ho Joong will stand trial for the first time on Wednesday, July 10. 2024, i.e. today, at the Seoul Central District Court. To note, Kim Ho Joong is not the only person accused in this case, there are three others as well who are indicted.

The other three are identified as the CEO of Think Entertainment Lee Kwang Deuk, an executive of the company named Jeon, and manager Jang. Besides Kim Ho Joong, the other three are also facing charges in connection with aiding a suspect and evidence destruction.

Reportedly, Lee Kwang Deuk and Jeon have already submitted the letters of reflection to the district court. Speaking of the incident, it reportedly occurred on May 9, 2024, in the night. What prosecutors alleged has been explained in the following sections. Swipe down.

According to the case documents, singer Kim Ho Joong is accused of crashing into an oncoming taxi with his car and fleeing the scene as well. Reportedly, this incident took place on May 9, in the night in the Gangnam district of Seoul.

Furthermore, his manager Jang allegedly wore Kim Ho Joong’s clothes two hours after the accident and surrendered himself to the police by saying he was driving the car at the time of the accident.

However, police tried to contact Kim Ho Joong but the singer kept ignoring and missing the contact of the police. After 17 hours of the accident, the singer finally responded to the police and denied that he was drinking.

Both singer Kim Ho Joong and his agency Think Entertainment have denied the allegations and the singer also performed at a concert that already had been scheduled. Despite being suspicious of crashing the car and switching the drivers, Kim Ho Joong went ahead with his concert.

The investigators have retrieved the CCTV footage which revealed that the driver was drunk at the time of the accident. After the footage came out, Kim Ho Joong admitted that he drove the car under the influence but ten days after the incident happened, on May 19.

Subsequently, the singer was arrested on June 24, 2024, in connection with the May 9 incident.

The prosecutors of Seoul District Court have charged the singer with causing injury while driving under the influence fleeing the accident scene and not taking measures of the crash, helping the suspect to evade arrest. The CCTV footage indicated that the accused had drunk over three bottles of soju on May 9.

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