Mr.Choi, the former manager of Lee Jong Hyuk
, and many others, was indicted without detention for fraud and for embezzling money from the celebrities he had managed. According to the prosecution, Mr.Choi had lied to Lee Jong Hyuk that his mother was suffering cancer and needed financial support and borrowed about $4,000 USD. In addition, the former manager had lied to several other celebrities for money and borrowed a total of $20,000 USD.
Mr. Choi is also under the suspicion of intercepting about $10,000 USD that should have gone to the agency actors' paychecks. It was found out that the money was used to pay off his own debts from loans.