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Members of the management body for a faction in the Liberal Democratic Party will not face charges for allegedly mishandling donations from Nishimatsu Construction Co.

The decision by the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office not to issue indictments contrasts with the charges filed earlier this year against the top secretary of Ichiro Ozawa, former leader of the Democratic Party of Japan, over Nishimatsu donations. The scandal pressured Ozawa to resign as DPJ chief in mid-May.

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