The Korean Volleyball Federation (KOVO) imposed a 5-year suspension of qualifications on professional volleyball player Jae-seong Cho 스포츠토토(28, OK Financial Group), who was sentenced to a suspended prison sentence for trying to evade military service with false epilepsy.
KOVO made this decision at the Reward and Punishment Committee on Cho Jae-sung’s violation of the Military Service Act held at the federation conference room in Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul on the 15th.
KOVO said, “In light of the public sentiment demanding strict punishment, we judged that the expulsion was appropriate, but we took into consideration the fact that Jo Jae-sung confessed to the crime from the beginning and actively cooperated with the trial.”
Jae-seong Cho is completely banned from player activities until June 14, 2028 in accordance with the Federation’s reward and punishment regulations Article 10 (Causes for disciplinary action)
. I faked symptoms and received a false diagnosis.
He was eventually judged to be a supplementary service (4th grade) and handed over to trial for avoiding active duty enlistment, and was sentenced to 1 year in prison and 2 years probation in the first trial last month. It was found that he handed 50 million won to a military service broker to receive a ‘false epilepsy scenario’.
On the other hand, Jae-seong Cho is a star player who has been active as the main striker since joining OK Financial Group in 2016.