Tag - embezzlement



Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 6, 2019
Five people with ties to Osaka school operator arrested for alleged embezzlement
Public prosecutors on Thursday arrested five people related to Meijo Gakuin Educational Corp. on suspicion of embezzlement, including Mieko Ohashi, a 61-year-old former president of the school operator in Osaka Prefecture.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 14, 2019
Japan's Daiwa House suspects massive $211 million embezzlement at Chinese joint venture
Home builder Daiwa House Industry Co. said Wednesday it suspects 1.42 billion yuan ($211 million) may have been embezzled by three employees at its joint venture in China.
Japan Times
Feb 22, 2019
Russia charges top U.S. investor Michael Calvey with fraud; Washington hits denial of access
Russian state prosecutors on Thursday formally charged top U.S. investor Michael Calvey, the founder of the Baring Vostok private equity group, with fraud, hours before Washington accused Moscow of denying its diplomats access to him.
Japan Times
May 24, 2018
JR Tokai employee fired for allegedly embezzling money from foreign shinkansen passengers
Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) said Thursday it fired a male employee who is alleged to have embezzled about ¥100,000 after overcharging foreign passengers for shinkansen tickets at Shin-Osaka Station on seven occasions this year.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 3, 2017
Guardian of 3/11 orphan gets six years for embezzling his aid money
A corporate executive from Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, was handed a six-year prison term Thursday for embezzling some ¥68 million from the bank account of his 15-year-old nephew, who was orphaned by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami.
Jan 13, 2017
NHK gets wrist slap over tardy report on embezzlement
The Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry slapped NHK on the wrist Thursday after belatedly learning that an employee, now deceased, embezzled several hundred thousand yen from the public broadcaster.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 7, 2016
Ex-lawyer sentenced to six years in prison for embezzling from clients
A former lawyer was sentenced Friday to six years in prison for stealing ¥122 million from people, including those with dementia, for whom he served as a guardian.
Jul 26, 2016
Misconduct by adult guardians
Financial misconduct by lawyers and others serving as guardians for incapacitated adults risks ruining public trust in the adult guardianship system.
Feb 23, 2016
NHK execs to return pay over embezzlement scandal
NHK said all of its executive board members will voluntarily return part of their compensation to take responsibility for failing to properly supervise a subsidiary at the center of a ¥200 million embezzlement case.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 9, 2015
Joyo Bank loan officer allegedly embezzled ¥140 million, disappeared
Joyo Bank, a regional bank based in Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture, announced Thursday that it dismissed a 46-year-old empolyee the previous day for embezzling some ¥140 million. The man is now missing.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 12, 2015
Prosecutors file charges against ex-CEO of Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange
Prosecutors have filed charges against Mark Karpeles, the former head of defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, accusing him of stealing ¥321 million ($2.7 million) of clients' money.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 12, 2014
Ex-diplomat gets 12-year prison term for embezzling, arson at embassy in Africa
A former diplomat was sentenced to 12 years in prison Thursday for embezzling public funds and setting fire to a Japanese embassy in Africa to conceal the deed.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 6, 2014
Ex-Itochu accountant embezzled ¥600 million from N.Z. affiliate: police
A former employee of major trading house Itochu Corp. was arrested Sunday on suspicion of embezzling approximately ¥600 million from an affiliate in New Zealand, police said.
Jan 16, 2014
Man arrested for pocketing salaries of illegal Cambodian trainees
Police said Thursday they have arrested a man on suspicion of pocketing around ¥5 million from the salaries of Cambodians working illegally in Japan as trainees.
Japan Times
Sep 23, 2013
Parts of fallen star's legacy may yet survive
Ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai's prospects of an eventual comeback evaporated Sunday after he was sentenced to life in prison and permanently deprived of all political rights, but aspects of his legacy may live on, experts said.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Sep 22, 2013
Bo sentenced to life in prison over corruption
Ousted Chinese Communist Party heavyweight Bo Xilai gets life in prison for corruption, embezzlement and abuse of power as the fallen star's heavily publicized trial concludes.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Aug 22, 2013
Bo Xilai's bribery trial begins with China courts in spotlight
The trial of former Politburo member Bo Xilai over bribery and embezzlement begings, with China's judiciary as much in the spotlight as the man at the center of the country's most politically charged case in 30 years.


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