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A former head of the Sapporo Regional Taxation Bureau was sentenced Thursday to 14 months in prison for evading some 250 million yen in income tax.

Tsunekichi Hamada, 64, was also ordered by the Tokyo District Court to pay a 55 million yen fine. Although he had pleaded guilty to the charge, Hamada filed an appeal with the Tokyo High Court.

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