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Tokyo prosecutors seek 14-month sentences for witness tampering pair

Tokyo prosecutors have asked the court to sentence two men involved in witness tampering in relation to the 500 .com bribery scandal to 14 months in prison. These men have confessed to assisting former Senior Vice-Minister of the Cabinet Office Tsukasa Akimoto in bribing witnesses to recant their damaging testimony against the politician.

Lawmaker Akimoto makes first bail request

Former Senior Vice-Minister of the Cabinet Office Tsukasa Akimoto has made his first request to the Tokyo court for bail after he was rearrested on witness tampering charges in connection with the 500 .com bribery case.

Myanmar military officers probed on alleged gambling bribes

The Myanmar military is investigating at least three senior officers for allegedly accepting bribes from the Karen Border Guard Force.
500.com says no breach of foreign corrupt practices act

500 .com declares itself innocent

It has been ten months since the 500 Dot Com bribery case broke into public view, but the net of justice has yet to fall upon and to wring confessions out of those who are widely believed to be the most guilty.
500.com says no breach of foreign corrupt practices act

500.com says no breach of foreign corrupt practices act

Online lottery company 500.com said a special investigative committee (SIC) established to probe its role into an alleged bribery scandal in Japan found that there had been no violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. 
500 .com auditor resigns over disagreement on Japan bribery case

500 .com auditor resigns over disagreement on Japan bribery case

Online sports lottery provider 500 .com has announced that its auditor, Friedman LLP, resigned last week in connection with the Japan bribery case, and...
Hokkaido’s Kamori faces imprisonment in 500 .com bribery case

Hokkaido’s Kamori faces imprisonment in 500 .com bribery case

Prosecutors have asked that Kimihito Kamori, the former chairman of Kamori Kanko, serve ten months in prison for his role in the 500 .com...
Akimoto heading for rearrest in bribery scandal

Akimoto heading for rearrest in bribery scandal

Tokyo prosecutors have leaked to the Japanese media that former Senior Vice-Minister of the Cabinet Office Tsukasa Akimoto is heading for rearrest in the...

500 .com advisors admit to bribery in Japan

Two former advisors of China’s 500 .com had admitted to seeking to bribe a Japanese lawmaker in connection with its search for a casino license, according to local media reports.

Rearrest of Japan lawmaker renews criticism of IR development

The rearrest on Thursday of former Senior Vice-Minister of the Cabinet Office Tsukasa Akimoto on new charges of witness tampering has once again put...
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