The producers have received sentences for manipulating votes on the reality series
1 Jun 2020 - 11:49 AM  UPDATED 1 Jun 2020 - 11:49 AM

The producers involved in the Produce 101 voting manipulation scandal have been handed their sentences from the Seoul Central District Court.

Producing director Ahn Joon Young and chief producer Kim Yong Bum had both been charged with viewer vote manipulation, with the former also charged with accepting monetary bribes from entertainment agency representatives.

On May 29, all those who were charged previously were given their sentences. Ahn Joon Young has been sentenced to two years in prison and fined 36 million won (approx AU$43,600), while Kim Yong Bum received one year and eight months.

Assistant producing director Lee Mi Kyung was fined 10 million won (approx AU$12,100), while three entertainment agency representatives were fined 7 million won (approx AU$8400) and another two were fined 5 million won (approx AUD$6000).



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