• Kyodo


The former manager of rock star Eikichi Yazawa was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday for defrauding the singer out of 27 million Australian dollars (around 1.97 billion yen), court officials said.

The Brisbane District Court sentenced 53-year-old Hiromi Kawada, a former professional tennis player, over 29 fraud charges to which he had pleaded guilty, a court registrar said.

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