The Korea Volleyball Organization (KOVO) has imposed a five-year ban on professional volleyball player Cho Jae-sung (28-OK Financial Group), who received a suspended prison sentence for attempting to evade military service by faking an epilepsy.
The KOVO made the decision at a penalty committee meeting regarding Cho’s violation of the Military Service Act at the Federation’s conference room in Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, on Friday.
“In light of the public sentiment calling for a severe punishment, we determined that the discipline of expulsion was appropriate, but we also took into account that Cho confessed to the crime from the beginning and actively cooperated with the trial,” KOVO said.메이저사이트
Cho will be banned from playing until June 14, 2028 in accordance with Article 10 (Reasons for Discipline) of the Federation’s Disciplinary Code.
After testing positive for active duty, Cho delayed his enlistment several times and colluded with a military service broker to fake symptoms of epilepsy and receive a false diagnosis.
He was eventually sentenced to one year in prison and two years of probation in the first trial last month for avoiding active duty by being judged as a supplementary service (Class 4). He was found to have paid 50 million won to a military service broker to receive a “fake epilepsy scenario.
Cho Jae-sung, meanwhile, is a star player who joined OK Financial Group in 2016 and has been a main striker ever since.