Suspect demanded 20,000 yen each month from the businesses as ‘relationship’ fees
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Inagawa-kai member said, ‘I don't want to talk about it at all’
Police allege that the suspect knew the funds came from an illegal operation
A metropolitan ordinance enacted last October prohibits the payment of protection money to gangsters
Both suspects deny the allegations, police said
Suspects allegedly received ‘protection money’
Suspects demanded payment of 'protection money,' police said
Suspect allegedly threatened, 'If you do business around here, you have to pay up'
Police said, 'We want to create a favorable atmosphere'
Yakuza boss denies the allegations, telling police, 'No threats were made to collect money'