OSAKA — Three former presidents of the now-defunct Green Cross Corp. were sentenced Thursday to prison terms ranging from 16 months to two years for professional negligence resulting in death in connection with the firm’s sales of HIV-tainted blood products.
The Osaka District Court sentenced Renzo Matsushita, 79, to two years; Tadakazu Suyama, 72, to 18 months; and Takehiko Kawano, 69, to 16 months. All three filed appeals with the Osaka High Court and were released on bail later in the day by putting up between 26 million yen and 30 million yen each.
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