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The Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office on Wednesday indicted a former inspector at the Kamakura Tax Office on charges of taking 4 million yen in bribes for aiding a tax evasion operation.

Akio Tobinai, 52, was arrested on suspicion of taking 4 million yen in bribes from Takahiro Matsuo, 69, a licensed tax accountant and former tax official, for helping with Matsuo’s tax evasion operation. According to the indictment, when Tobinai was an inspector in charge of property taxes at the Hiratsuka Tax Office in Kanagawa Prefecture, he was approached by Matsuo for help with the tax evasion operation. The operation lasted from September 1991 through February 1992.

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