• Kyodo


The former president of a poultry processor was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison for shipping cheap chicken products labeled as the high-quality local specialty brand Hinaijidori.

Seiichi Fujiwara, the 77-year-old former chief of Hinaidori K.K. in Akita Prefecture, swindled 11 agents out of around ¥63 million by shipping the falsely labeled products in 2006, according to the Akita District Court.

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