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Ex-chair of Tokyo Olympics sponsor handed suspended jail sentence

東京五輪汚職事件裁判 AOKI HD前会長に有罪判決

CNA -- Apr 21
The former chairman of a Tokyo 2020 Olympics sponsor was handed a suspended prison sentence on Friday (Apr 21) along with two others, in the first convictions in a spiralling bribery scandal surrounding the event.

Corruption allegations have mushroomed in the aftermath of the pandemic-delayed Games, implicating major companies and damaging Japan's bid to host the 2030 Winter Olympics in Sapporo.

Hironori Aoki, the 84-year-old ex-head of high-street business suit retailer Aoki Holdings, received a suspended prison term of two and a half years, a Tokyo District Court spokesman told AFP.

Aoki pleaded guilty in December to accusations that he and two colleagues bribed a Tokyo 2020 board member to secure sponsorship rights, according to Japanese media. ...continue reading

Apr 21 (ANNnewsCH) - 東京オリンピック・パラリンピックを巡る汚職事件で、東京地裁は「AOKIホールディングス」の前会長に対して執行猶予付きの有罪判決を言い渡しました。  ...continue reading

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