Tokyo court fines Fuji TV employee ¥300,000 over car loan for yakuza

A Tokyo court ordered an employee of Fuji TV, whose headquarters is shown above, to pay a fine of 300,000 yen over a car loan extended to an organized crime member
A Tokyo court ordered an employee of Fuji TV, whose headquarters is shown above, to pay a fine of 300,000 yen over a car loan extended to an organized crime member (TV Asahi)

TOKYO (TR) – The Tokyo Summary Court has fined a 32-year-old male employee with Fuji Television Network over a car loan extended to a member of organized crime, reports TV Asahi (Mar. 29).

On Tuesday, the court ordered the employee, a former reporter, to pay a fine of 300,000 yen for arranging for the purchase of a luxury automobile in his name for a 59-year-old member of the Yamaguchi-gumi in 2015. The gang member was fined 400,000 yen.

On March 22, papers on both persons were sent to prosecutors on suspicion of falsification of an electronic document due to the fact the employee registered the vehicle in his name with the land ministry.

The network has revealed that the employee also loaned a total of about 2.3 million yen in cash to the same gangster beginning in April of 2013. About 1.7 million yen of that amount has yet to be repaid by the gang member.

According to a previous report, the pair became acquainted through work. They dined together at restaurants at the expense of the gang member on more than 20 occasions.

The employee was subsequently removed from duties as a reporter duties by the network after the emergence of the car loan.

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