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Former Construction Minister Kishiro Nakamura was turned over Thursday to the Tokyo Detention House in line with the Supreme Court’s dismissal of his final appeal against a bribery conviction.

The top court on Jan. 29 rejected Nakamura’s objection to its Jan. 17 ruling, in which it dismissed his final appeal of an 18-month prison term and 10 million yen fine for bribery. The decision finalized Nakamura’s sentence and stripped him of his Diet seat.

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