Angelil Extortionist Sentenced

Ae Ho Kwon, the California minister convicted with his wife, Yun Kyeong Kwon Sung, of trying to extort millions of dollars from Celine Dion‘s husband/manager, Rene Angelil, was sentenced May 12th to a minimum of 28 months in prison.

His wife was sentenced to 28 months to five years in prison in January.

Kwon was convicted in March on charges of extortion, conspiracy and soliciting a bribe. He was not ordered to pay restitution.

Sung claimed Angelil raped her at a Las Vegas hotel in 2000. Angelil paid the couple $2 million as part of a confidential settlement, although he denied any wrongdoing

However, the couple later demanded $13.5 million more to remain quiet and eventually went public with the accusations. Authorities found no evidence to back the claim.