Public prosecutors have arrested Tai Yamazaki, a member of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly, on suspicion of conspiring with a broker who has overcharged for mediating low-interest loans for small businesses, prosecutors said.
Yamazaki, who has served as an assemblyman since 1993, is suspected of receiving some 5 million yen from the broker as a reward for using his political influence in the arranging of the loans.
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