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OSAKA — A police officer pleaded guilty Sept. 10 to charges of accepting 8.2 million yen for leaking information to a man at the center of a fraud investigation, letting him know when detectives would be following him.

Koji Tsujihara, 44, who was an officer with Osaka Prefectural Police, admitted at his first hearing at the Osaka District Court that he leaked the information to Hajime Ishikawa. Ishikawa, 57, was accused of fraudulent business dealings involving swindling golf clubs memberships and other valuables worth about 76 million yen.

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