OSAKA — The Osaka High Court handed down a suspended prison term Thursday to Yoshihiro Mita, 61, former president of failed photocopier maker Mita Industrial Co., for damaging the firm by falsifying financial reports and bribing an auditor.

The high court thus scrapped a November 1999 Osaka District Court-imposed prison sentence of two years and eight months. Mita was sentenced to three years in prison, suspended for four years.

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