A local Democratic Party faction of the Toyama Municipal Assembly said Wednesday that it has received about ¥11.8 million in political funds from cooked-up receipts between fiscal 2013 and fiscal 2015 that ended in March.

Earlier in the day, two more assembly members affiliated with the DP submitted a letter of resignation to the assembly's speaker over the dubious spending of political funds. Their resignations are expected to be approved by the assembly on Wednesday next week.

Tsuneki Hariyama, 70, the faction's secretary-general, admitted Tuesday he had been telling the staff of the faction's secretariat to manipulate receipts and make false claims to receive political funds. Ichiro Takata, 69, head of the DP faction of the assembly, also admitted his involvement.