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Prosecutors are expected to serve a fresh arrest warrant Tuesday on lawmaker Tsukasa Akimoto, following his arrest late last month for allegedly receiving ¥3.7 million in bribes from a Chinese company over a casino project, sources said Monday.

The special investigation team of the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office suspects that Akimoto, a 48-year-old member of the House of Representatives, accepted ¥2 million in cash, described as speaking fees, from the firm 500.com and also had the company shoulder costs for a trip to Shenzhen to visit its head office in the Chinese city, according to the sources.

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