The Tokyo District Court handed down a suspended 18-month prison term Tuesday to a former executive of the defunct trading house Itoman Corp. for destroying evidence of tax evasion at the martial arts promoter K-1.

Prosecutors had sought an 18-month prison term for Suemitsu Ito, 59, a former Itoman managing director who is currently out on bail. His sentence was suspended for three years.

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