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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Jung Ho Kang’s suspended sentence upheld by South Korean court

A South Korean court on Thursday upheld a suspended prison sentence for Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang over a drunken driving conviction, a ruling that may complicate his plans to rejoin his team this season.

The Seoul Central District Court dismissed Kang’s appeal of a suspended eight-month prison sentence over charges of fleeing the scene after crashing a car into the guardrail while driving drunk in December, a court official said. The court official didn’t want to be named, citing office rules.

Kang had sought to lower the punishment to a fine. His lawyers have called the suspended prison term issued in March as a potential “death sentence” to his career, blaming it for visa issues that have prevented him from rejoining the Pirates. The team weeks later put Kang on the restricted list as visa issues continued to delay him.

The court in had suspended the sentence for two years following his third DUI conviction in South Korea since 2009. A suspended sentence means Kang will only face jail time if he is charged with DUI again in the next two years.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 18, 2017 at 09:30 AM | 0 comment(s)
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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Pirates’ Jung Ho Kang placed on restricted list as he awaits visa

The probability third baseman Jung Ho Kang will play for the Pirates on opening day continues to plummet. On Friday, a week after receiving a suspended sentence for his third DUI in South Korea, Kang was officially placed on the major league restricted list.

Pirates president Frank Coonelly described the move as “a procedural matter.” Kang has yet to receive his visa for travel to the United States, and there is no known deadline for that decision.

“It is neither a statement of pessimism nor optimism that Jung Ho will get back in time to report to Bradenton and prepare to be ready for opening day,” Coonelly said Saturday. “It says nothing on that topic. It just is a reflection of the reality that he is not here today, on March 11.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 12, 2017 at 12:26 PM | 3 comment(s)
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Friday, March 03, 2017

Pirates’ Jung Ho Kang gets suspended 2-year jail term for crash

Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang received a suspended two-year prison sentence for fleeing the scene after crashing a car into a guardrail while driving under the influence of alcohol.

The sentence handed down Friday by the Seoul Central District Court was a heavier punishment than the 15 million won ($13,000) fine prosecutors had sought, but still clears the 29-year-old Kang to join the Pirates for the baseball season.

“I am sorry, and I am repenting a lot,” Kang said after the ruling.

Kang was previously fined twice on drunk driving-related charges in 2009 and 2011.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 03, 2017 at 10:32 AM | 40 comment(s)
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