Tag - fraud



Japan Times
Feb 6, 2014
Samuragochi's ghostwriter speaks
The man who ghostwrote works credited to “deaf” composer Mamoru Samuragochi for the past 18 years stepped forward Thursday as his “partner in crime.”
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 5, 2014
Eight held over phony investments
Eight men were arrested Wednesday for allegedly running a scam selling nonexistent shares in medical and other firms that potentially defrauded 200 people out of about ¥400 million, police said.
Jan 13, 2014
Protecting consumers against fraud
The Diet has enacted a law that sets the procedure for class-action lawsuits aimed at helping consumers who have suffered financial damage from unscrupulous sales methods receive compensation from companies.
Japan Times
Nov 7, 2013
Hotel Okura latest to own up to fraudulent menus
Hotel Okura is the latest in a seemingly endless string of established hotels and department stores to admit to misrepresenting items on its restaurant menus.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 22, 2013
Bank frauds tapped U.S. transfer firms
The use of U.S. money transfer companies to send funds from Japanese Internet bank accounts to Russia and Ukraine has soared
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 8, 2013
Chief of scandal-tainted Japanese hospital chain offers to resign
Torao Tokuda, chief of the Tokushukai hospital chain, offered Tuesday to resign as head of the core firm of the mammoth medical and welfare service group amid an election fraud scandal involving his son and hospital staff.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 20, 2013
SDF cadets accused of insurance fraud handed to prosecutors
The Self-Defense Forces handed prosecutors their cases on five National Defense Academy cadets suspected of swindling insurance companies out of hundreds of thousands of yen in payouts, a Defense Ministry source said.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 27, 2013
Cambodia investment scams rising
The National Consumer Affairs Center of Japan and related bodies are warning of a rise in fraudulent investment schemes involving real estate in Cambodia, where economic growth is boosting foreign investment.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Aug 15, 2013
Jackson, wife given jail terms
Jesse Jackson Jr., a once-promising Illinois congressman, was sentenced to 30 months in prison Wednesday for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign money to fund an extravagant lifestyle.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 29, 2013
Kabukicho clinic chief hid ¥350 million, pays back taxes
The head of a clinic providing after-hours medical care in Tokyo's Kabukicho entertainment district has been singled out by the Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau for fudging his income and concealing ¥350 million of it, sources revealed Monday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 17, 2013
Securities watchdog seeks SEC's help in probing alleged fraud at MRI
Japan's financial watchdog asks the SEC for help prosecuting a U.S.-based asset manager suspected of swindling investors out of billions of yen.
BUSINESS / Companies
May 17, 2013
MRI bows to FSA with vow to plan repayment
U.S.-based asset manager MRI International Inc., suspected of mishandling the funds of thousands of Japanese clients, responded to an order by the Financial Services Agency by promising investors a repayment plan.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Mar 23, 2013
Are Russian assassins on the streets of Britain?
Shortly after 5:15 p.m. on Nov. 10, a jogger turned into Granville Road in Weybridge, southern England, running along the hedge-lined street of one of Britain's wealthiest enclaves. Then, 50 meters from his home, he staggered into the road and died.
Feb 1, 2013
Mortgage fraud culture has its walk of the stars
A few criminal convictions have sent a powerful signal in the fight against insider trading. The stars of wider-scale bank mortgage fraud have walked.
Mar 25, 2010
'Ore, ore' ringleader gets 20 years
The Tokyo District Court sentenced the accused mastermind of a massive "ore, ore" remittance scam to 20 years in prison Wednesday for violating the law against organized crime.


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