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A Chinese company executive who allegedly bribed lawmaker Tsukasa Akimoto over a plan to open a casino resort in Japan had told his head office in Shenzhen, China, that he would “need funds for bribery,” sources close to the matter said Monday.

Sources also said that Chinese online sports lottery provider 500.com had documentation of the money that allegedly ended up in Akimoto’s hands.

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