Two previous consultants to Chinese firm 500.com Ltd. begged guilty Wednesday to fees of bribing House of Representatives lawmaker Tsukasa Akimoto over a casino-featuring incorporated hotel job.
In the initial hearing of their test at Tokyo District Court, Masahiko Konno and also Katsunori Nakazato, both 48, confessed to fees of bribing the 48-year-old Lower House participant to assist their firm’s proposal to run an IR in Japan.
Akimoto has actually been prosecuted on fees of obtaining kickbacks over the hotel job and also was likewise apprehended on uncertainty of asking Konno to devote perjury for the lawmaker in connection to the rumor, in offense of a legislation versus arranged criminal activity.
In enhancement, he is presumed of contributing in asking Nakazato to offer incorrect testament.
According to the charge and also various other resources, Konno and also Nakazato gone to Akimoto’s workplace in Tokyo on Sept. 28, 2017, when the Lower House was liquified for a breeze political election, and also offered Akimoto ¥3 million.
They are likewise thought to have actually supplied kickbacks worth regarding ¥7.6 million in total amount to Akimoto by having the Chinese firm cover the expenses of Akimoto’s journey to Macau to go to online casino centers there and also of his household’s journey to the town of Rusutsu in Hokkaido.