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Prosecutors are unlikely to indict a former colleague of theirs who compiled a false investigative report from depositions taken from one of the aides of Democratic Party of Japan power broker Ichiro Ozawa, who is on trial for conspiring to file a false political funding report, sources said Wednesday.

Prosecutors appear inclined to consider the case of Masahiro Tashiro, who was a member of the elite investigative team at the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office, as negligence, the sources said.

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