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Tokyo cops nab Yamaguchi-gumi member in bank fraud

Masaharu Goto
Masaharu Goto

TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested an upper-level organized crime member for fraudulently opening a bank account, reports TBS News (Feb. 3).

In May of 2010, Masaharu Goto, a 48-year-old executive of an affiliate group of the Yamaguchi-gumi, allegedly withheld his gang affiliation in applying for an account with a bank in Kanagawa Prefecture.

Goto, who has been charged with fraudulently receiving a bankbook and cash card, admits to the allegations.

According to police, Goto is the owner of several other bank accounts. It is believed that the accounts are used to be handle money obtained through criminal activities.