OSAKA — Investigators raided the Osaka Prefectural Assembly’s secretariat Monday in connection with the arrest of an assembly member on suspicion of leaking bid-related information to a construction company.
A special Osaka Prefectural Police investigative squad searched several locations, including the assembly office, to collect evidence to indict Masateru Kitahama, 59, who was elected to the assembly from Osaka’s Miyakojima Ward. Kitahama is under arrest on suspicion of receiving bribes from the contractor in exchange for leaking bid-related information on three occasions in connection with prefecture-run housing facility construction for four years up to June.
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