• Kyodo News


Prosecutors are expected to decide this week whether to establish a criminal case against Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama’s former secretary over funds logged as donations from fictitious donors, investigative sources said.

The investigative team of the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office is unlikely to indict Hatoyama due to a lack of evidence showing his involvement in the falsification of his political funds reports, but is aiming to file an indictment without arrest against his 59-year-old former secretary, the sources said.

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