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A former senior Osaka prosecutor denied in court Wednesday that a former subordinate had confessed to tampering with evidence in a telephone conversation, during the investigation of a senior government official suspected of abusing a postal discount system.

Motoaki Saga, 50, who was deputy head of the elite investigative team at the Osaka District Public Prosecutor’s Office at the time, has pleaded not guilty at the Osaka District Court to covering up the evidence-tampering.

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