Mitsuro Ozaki, a Tokyo consulting firm executive already indicted for bribery, was charged Tuesday with allegedly evading more than 32 million yen in corporate taxes.
According to prosecutors, Ozaki’s Tokyo consulting firm, Gyosai Toshi Kaihatsu Kenkyujo, gathered 110 million yen in kickbacks from dozens of companies, including major machinery firm Ebara Corp., which bid for a contract to build a garbage incinerator in Sendai.
Several Tokyo-based construction firms also paid kickbacks to the consultancy in connection with public works projects in Yamagata Prefecture, the prosecutors said.
With Tuesday’s charges, prosecutors have nearly concluded their investigation into the company, which has already led to the arrest of Ozaki, 56, and the mayor of Ishioka, Ibaraki Prefecture, on suspicion of promoting unfair bidding.
Ozaki has already been indicted by the Special Investigation Department of the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office for allegedly concealing the 110 million yen in kickbacks over a two-year period to March 2000.
Additional indictments against Ozaki and Gyosai Toshi Kaihatsu came after the Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau filed charges against them Tuesday on suspicion of violating the Corporation Tax Law.
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