Kim Yong-man, 45, one of the country's top comedians and emcees, has been accused of gambling at illegal sports Internet betting sites for years.
The Seoul Central Prosecutors' Office said on Wednesday it summoned Kim on late Tuesday evening and confirmed that Kim has bet about 1 billion won ($895,000) at two or three illegal sports betting Web sites since 2008 after questioning.
The prosecution said Kim has admitted to most of the allegations.
"I started gambling at illegal betting Web sites with my manager as a hobby, but couldn't quit and lost hundreds of millions of won", Kim was quoted as saying...More
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Actress Kim Hyeon-joo, who has an innocent image, is playing a femme fatale who tries to seduce a king in an attempt to obtain power. provided by JTBC
A cruel battle among concubines during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) is the theme for legendary screenwriter Kim Soo-hyun's new JTBC's weekend drama "Cruel Palace - War of Flowers".
This fictional period piece will succeed Kim's latest drama "Dummy Mommy" and centers around a royal concubine Jo So-yong (Kim Hyeon-joo) as she tries to gain the attention of King Injo (Lee Deok-hwa) with her beauty and wit. When she succeeds, there is a bloody battle over the power she receives...More