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Park Si Hoo appoints a new law firm for his case + requests delay in police appearance, Monday February 25, 2013 Korea
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Park Si Hoo appoints a new law firm for his case + requests delay in police appearance

Dogged by a sexual assault scandal, actor Park Si Hoo has appointed a new defense counsel, as well as requesting a delay associated with his case.

On the afternoon of the 24th, his new law firm, Pureumae, announced that their client would not be attending the scheduled police interrogation session, due to be held later today. “Actor Park Si Hoo, due to circumstances, will not be going to the interrogation that had been scheduled for 7 PM today,” the firm stated.

“This afternoon, Mr. Park Si Hoo has named us as the defense lawyers for his case. We are planning on mounting a stronger defense than before and going on the offensive,” they said.

“According to the regulations behind the transfer of a prosecution case and its investigation, we have decided that this case, currently under investigation at the Gwangju Seobu Police Station, would be better served at the Gangnam Police Station. Today, we have filed paperwork asking for a transfer,” they said.

“Due to the circumstances and due process surrounding the above move, our client could not attend the interrogation session scheduled for today. We apologize and ask that people refrain from speculation,” Pureumae concluded.

“Park Si Hoo pledges to go forward with full and honest cooperation with the police, and this law firm will do everything in our power to defend the actor and his pride. We will update the public on any further developments after consultation with our client.”

Before today’s sudden change, Park Si Hoo had been represented by lawyer Lee Duk Min, who had specialized in celebrity cases.



Police leaning toward turning down Park Si Hoo’s request for case transfer

Earlier today, actor Park Si Hoo – currently facing a scandal that erupted over possible sexual assault – filed a request with the Gwangju Seobu Police to have the case transferred to the Gangnam Police.

Outlining their reasons for a transfer, his law firm stated, “According to the regulations behind the transfer of a prosecution case and its investigation, we have decided that this case, currently under investigation at the Gwangju Seobu Police Station, would be better served at the Gangnam Police Station. Today, we have filed paperwork asking for a transfer”.

However, according to the Gwangju Police, they have no intention of letting the case be transferred, a representative said. If the case does not transfer to Gangnam, which is looking more likely, the case will remain at Gwangju Seobu.
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