Songstress involved in Seungri’s $1.7M scam revealed

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The identity of a Korean songstress who allegedly deceived Big Bang’s Seungri to invest more than two billion won ($1.68 million) in real estate and disappeared with the money has been revealed.

On Monday, a local news outlet confirmed the identity of the woman as Shin Eun-sung, who made her singing debut in 2003.

According to YG Entertainment, Big Bang’s agency, Shin convinced the musician in June 2014 that he will make a huge profit by investing in a property. After two months, she requested additional 50 million won as a capital for an investment corporation, which leaves Seungri with a total of 2.05 billion won in damages.

The Big Bang member sued Shin on fraud charges on Dec. 29.

Shin dropped her debut album “Go Away” in 2003 and has released a total of two albums to date.

She has reportedly gone through a rough patch in life, failing to receive spotlight in both Korea and Japan and releasing a nude photo album online in 2009, as her albums did not do so well. She officially ended her singing career that year.

She also had set up an entertainment agency last year, which quickly shut down upon the establishment.

Gee-hyun Suk
The Korea Herald