• Kyodo


Prosecutors indicted the mother and sister of Lower House lawmaker Takeshi Tokuda on Tuesday for providing ¥60 million in vote-buying funds to campaign workers during the 2012 general election campaign.

Hideko Tokuda, 75, and Michiyo Stern, 46, the mother and elder sister of Takeshi Tokuda, 42, who was elected for a third term from a Kagoshima Prefecture district last December, are charged with offering the funds in violation of the election law.

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