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Ex-Kobe assemblyman found guilty over public funds fraud

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These guys always crack me up. They think they'll get away with it.

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Only took 4 years to snail this through the courts for a suspended sentence.

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He has gotten away with it!

A suspended sentence and no fine?

The poor in Japan get put in gaol for pocketing a rice ball.....

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no jail time for stealing nearly 7m yen in public money?

he did get away with it!

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former member of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party

So this means he got away with it while an LDP member. Guess he is wishing he stayed an LDP member. Does he have to pay it back.......to the people?

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YubaruToday  07:15 am JST

“Only took 4 years to snail this through the courts for a suspended sentence.”

The fraud was discovered and Hashimoto was arrested sometime after August last year (can’t remember exactly when but it after the magazine ran articles about his supposed affair with Imai), and the court case was concluded now, roughly one year later.

kurisupisu,

“He has gotten away with it!”

No he hasn’t. He was arrested, forced to resign his office, has been pilloried by the court of public opinion, now has a criminal record, will be under the suspended sentence for four years, etc.

Since 1981,

“Does he have to pay it back”

He already paid it back in full after his arrest.

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I hate the way the private life is more important than serious fraud. Who cares if he had an affair. But serious crime...6months.

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No mention of him having to pay the money back. Just another 'sticky fingered' Japanese politician getting caught with his fingers in the honey pot. It's surprising how often this happens in Japan.

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Disillusioned, “No mention of him having to pay the money back.”

The court didn’t order him to pay the money back because he already did so many months ago.

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How will this affect our Dear PM’s future?

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Is this really surprising?

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Chip Star: "These guys always crack me up. They think they'll get away with it."

Because they do... unless you think a suspended sentence is punishment. They always know that's the WORST that they'll get, and that they can still keep the money.

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Because they do... unless you think a suspended sentence is punishment. They always know that's the WORST that they'll get, and that they can still keep the money.

They need it, after becoming unemployable due to the suspended sentence. Sure it's not a jail term, but it's the end of their lives as they knew it.

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“that they can still keep the money.”

Again, he did not keep the money.

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Thieving politicians will keep on stealing until they start getting sent to jail for long periods. A suspended sentence is pathetic for someone who stole taxpayer's money.

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This guy keeps getting caught, denying it, and then being forced to admit that he was actually lying, again. A likeable enough chap, they had an hour's tv talk show special with him this morning.

Haha, at least he handled it better than Hyogo Prefectural Assemblyman Ryutaro Nonomura!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YHkZg6LInY

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If you are arrested and convicted, you did not get away with anything.

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