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Court finds ex-toy maker executives guilty of Tokyo Games bribery

五輪汚職 ぬいぐるみ会社元社長ら2人に猶予付き有罪判決

NHK -- Jun 07
A court in Tokyo has found two former toy maker executives guilty of bribing a then Tokyo Olympic Games organizing committee executive.

Tokyo-based Sun Arrow's former representative Sekiguchi Yoshihiro, and his son and former president Sekiguchi Taiji, were charged with bribing Takahashi Haruyuki with about 2.2 million yen, or 16,000 dollars, in connection with a licensing contract to sell Games official mascot toys.

On Tuesday, Tokyo District Court Presiding Judge Takahashi Yasuaki pointed out that the defendants had asked the then organizing committee executive to help them win the contract. They paid him about 1.5 percent of total sales in return.

The judge sentenced them to one year in prison suspended for three years, saying that the two have admitted to the charges and expressed remorse.

The ruling was the third to be handed down in the Tokyo Games bribery scandal.

Jun 07 (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、ぬいぐるみの製造・販売を行う「サン・アロー」の元社長ら2人に対して、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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