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An adviser to a Chinese gambling operator that is under investigation for allegedly bribing lawmaker Tsukasa Akimoto, formerly a member of the Liberal Democratic Party, over a casino resort project, has told investigators that the company also gave cash to another five lawmakers, a source familiar with the matter said Thursday.

Another source said Friday that the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office questioned the five lawmakers on a voluntary basis late last year.

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