Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama remained mum Tuesday on his ever-widening fundraising scandal, saying he trusts prosecutors to judge whether he is liable for any misconduct.

Prosecutors are reportedly preparing to file charges against a former Hatoyama aide for violating the Political Funds Control Law, including faking the sources of donations made to Hatoyama between 2005 and 2008.

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