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Prosecutors slapped a fresh criminal charge Friday on a former head of contractor Nishimatsu Construction Co. over the purchase of fundraising party tickets for a Liberal Democratic Party faction led by Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Toshihiro Nikai, the prosecutors said.

Mikio Kunisawa, 70, former Nishimatsu president, is now charged with violating the Political Funds Control Law for using Nishimatsu’s dummy organizations to buy the Nikai faction’s party tickets.

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