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Accountant admits to false reporting in LDP funds scandal trial

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Some jail time I hope.

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Junichiro Matsumoto, 76, who was managing accounts as the faction's general secretary, pleaded guilty at the Tokyo District Court. He was the first to stand trial in the funds scandal, which has resulted in indictments or summary indictments of 10 people linked to three factions.

Well past retirement age, a middle level manager, in line for a nice golden parachute.

Gentlemen, we have found the mastermind behind all the LDP's political slush funds and tax evasion!

Case closed!

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It's the double-book-keeping accountant again! Let's hope he's not expected to suicide himself.

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And so the whole confected story of determined prosecutors and reprobate politicians devolves into what it was always going to be: an unknown ojiichan carries the can.

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Abe's LDP involved in more corruption scandals?! Who would have guessed? Lol, everyone!!!

No wonder they all wanted to cozy up to Trump!

Birds of a feather flock together!

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Well past retirement age, a middle level manager, in line for a nice golden parachute.

Gentlemen, we have found the mastermind behind all the LDP's political slush funds and tax evasion!

Case closed!

Not the mastermind! One of the true masterminds were unfortunately assassinated before he could be brought to justice because of his families involvement in another corruption scandal going all the way back to his grandfather who was convicted of war crimes!

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All of these low-to-mid level bureaucrats taking the fall for LDP illegally keeping money is protecting those who really wielded the power and passed these directives down. Remember, they ALL follow orders.

I'd like to see some top politicians' heads roll. Not some Schlomo Tanaka from the accounting dept.

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Why have there been ZERO people going to jail over any of this?

You wanna talk about criminal, you talk about the "judicial" system in Japan.

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Fall guy, whipping boy, sacrificial goat, call it what you want. This beyond retirement accountant is probably looking forward to a suspended sentence, a nice pay off, and a public apology with much shallow bowing.

And justice will be seen to have been done.

Until the next time...

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BigP: "Some jail time I hope."

hahaha... that's cute. At most he'll get a suspended sentence. So many politicians here do this kind of thing that actual punishment would set a dangerous precedent for them.

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Well this is very convenient, they found a fall guy who has admitted every thing. I wonder how much he is going to be paid for his martyrdom, and we all know he will be?

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Those dastardly accounts, giving secret money to their leaders. How dare they increase someone’s wealth without their permission. Making their bosses more powerful and corrupt without any sort of command or ingrained system rigging. The shame

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