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Ex-SoftBank employee found guilty of passing secret info to Russia

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A previous employee of SoftBank Corp. was found guilty Thursday of unlawfully getting the smart phone driver’s secret information.

The Tokyo District Court punished Yutaka Araki, 48, to 2 years behind bars, put on hold for 4 years, and also fined him 800,000 yen ($7,400). The district attorneys had actually looked for a two-year prison term and also 1 million yen penalty.

In managing down the judgment, Judge Ryota Akamatsu claimed Araki dedicated a “malicious” criminal offense as he “took advantage of his position, which gave him access to business secrets” and also attempted to cover his tracks.

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Araki accessed a computer system web server at SoftBank using a computer system from his house near Tokyo, getting the secret information in February and also March 2019, according to the judgment. The court claimed Araki was paid 200,000 yen per session.

Prosecutors this month went down the situation versus Anton Kalinin, a previous Russian mediator in Japan that presumably asked Araki to obtain the info, as he had actually left Japan and also there was long shot of him returning if asked for to do so.

Police had actually asked for with the Foreign Ministry that the Russian Embassy existing Kalinin prior to he left for Russia.


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