Tokyo cops nab key Yamaguchi-gumi executive in bank fraud
By Tokyo Reporter Staff on June 27, 2016
TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Sunday announced the arrest of a key executive in the Yamaguchi-gumi organized crime group for bank fraud, reports the Sankei Shimbun (June 26).
According to the Arakawa Police Station, Shigeo Goto, a 51-year-old private secretary for the gang’s top boss, Shinobu Tsukasa, allegedly withheld his gang affiliation in opening an internet bank account with a branch in Setagawa Ward in November of 2010.
Police allege that Goto received a login ID and password.
Goto, who has been charged with fraud, denies the charges, telling police that he does not recall things from such a long time ago.
The suspect is a member of the Nagoya-based Kodo-kai, an affiliate gang of the Yamaguchi-gumi that was was co-founded by Tsukasa in 1984. He serves as a key business advisor to Tsukasa.