Appeals court upholds suspended sentence for chaebol grandson over drug use

The Seoul High Court upheld a lower court's ruling and sentenced a grandson of the Hyosung Group founder to one year in prison, to be suspended for two years, for illegal drug use.

The court also ordered the 40-year-old grandson of late Hyosung Founder Cho Hong-Je to complete 150 hours of community service, along with 20 hours of treatment course for drug addiction, and pay a fine of 2.5 million won (US $1,891).

Cho, an executive at the hotel food and beverage company DSDL, was indicted for buying and smoking marijuana four times last year.

Source: Yonhap News Agency

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