Five-year term sought for Akimoto over casino-linked graft

National / Politics Jul 8, 2021

Five-year term sought for Akimoto over casino-linked graft

Prosecutors sought a five-year prison term for lawmaker Tsukasa Akimoto in a corruption case linked to an integrated resort and casino project. His acts significantly damaged public trust in such resort projects, public prosecutors said at his trial in a Tokyo District Court. They also asked ...

National / Crime & Legal Jul 14, 2020

Lawmaker received ¥1 million in casino bribery scandal

A Japanese ruling party lawmaker has admitted to receiving ¥1 million ($9,300) from a Chinese gambling operator interested in joining Japan's nascent casino market, sources familiar with the matter said Tuesday. But prosecutors will not build a case against Takaki Shirasuka on a bribery charge ...