A police inspector in Aichi Prefecture has been arrested on suspicion of leaking sensitive information to an acquaintance who had ties to an organized crime syndicate.
According to Aichi Prefectural Police, the man accused of leaking the information is 55-year-old Katsunori Kuraki, a police inspector for one of its investigative divisions. TBS reported that Kuraki was arrested last week on suspicion of sharing confidential information with a man who has deep ties to the Kodo-kai group, which is affiliated with the Yamaguchi-gumi. The man, identified as Yoshinori Sato, is believed to operate a chain of sex establishments in Nagoya, TBS quoted police as saying.
Kuraki reportedly used a police database to identify the owner of a vehicle and provided personal information at the man's request in August of last year, contravening laws pertaining to civil servants' handling of confidential data.
TBS quoted police as saying that Kuraki will be charged with accepting "entertainment" as a bribe in exchange for information.© Japan Today