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Ex-Tokyo Olympics operations executive found guilty of bid-rigging

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suspended for four years, for playing a central role in rigging bids related to the 2021 Summer Games.

And the best goes on of suspended sentences.

Just keep your nose clean for 4 years of fraud until the next games!

Or don't get caught.

More evidence of the 2 tier injustice system that favors the LDP and Japan Inc crimes

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… sentenced to two years in prison, suspended for four years, …

Have any of the Japanese elites convicted of involvement in the Tokyo Olympics bid-rigging campaign served time in prison? Any?

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Prison is for the little people.

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I'm waiting for one poster who keeps claiming that a suspended sentence is a really terrible thing and that the person who receives it becomes a pariah. Fat chance, they just go back to what they have been doing and everybody is laughing at the weak and inept justice system in Japan!

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The ruling said Mori ...was... driven by the belief that biddings needed to be rigged to avert unfavorable outcomes and ensure success for intended operators.

"It cannot be denied that his sense of responsibility to lead the Olympics to success" played a role in the matter to some extent.

Sounds like the judge is making excuses for Mori and for his own lenient ruling. It's not just the bidding that was rigged, the whole system is rigged. It's clear for all to see. But, bid-rigging ultimately leads to the taxpayer and citizen losing out (in this case compensated for by a few gold medals to keep everyone diverted and proud).

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I'm waiting for one poster who keeps claiming that a suspended sentence is a really terrible thing and that the person who receives it becomes a pariah. Fat chance, they just go back to what they have been doing and everybody is laughing at the weak and inept justice system in Japan!

Absolutely spot on.

What a total farce Japan's 'justice' system is.

More like a feudal system.

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Mori seen as a central figure in orchestrating the bid-rigging.

And yet . . .

No one was punished after the 1998 Nagano bribery and fraud cases, and no one will be punished this time either.

Sad.

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the olympics are corrupt? WOW! had no idea

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two years in prison, suspended for four years….

Here we go again. Same old, same old.

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Ex-Tokyo Olympics operations executive found guilty of bid-rigging

Just as more and more guilt comes out about the corruption, I'm sure there's still plenty more buried under the rug. The worst part about this is that these fools will most likely be given a fine and either they will resign, only to be reshuffled to other positions or just give the obligatory "Gomennasai" bow and business will continue as usual.

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The ruling said Mori conceived and played a central role in the illegal scheme, driven by the belief that biddings needed to be rigged to avert unfavorable outcomes and ensure success for intended operators.

Otherwise known as CORRUPTION?

The ruling recognized that Mori did not commit the acts for personal gain, stating, "It cannot be denied that his sense of responsibility to lead the Olympics to success" played a role in the matter to some extent.

Oh, well you should've said!!

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What about fines on the gains they keep he money?

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I didn't even read the article. I just searched for "susp..." BINGO!!!

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Can we get a running tally in the next article please. It must be in the hundreds by now.

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Glad justice will be served. He definitely deserves a harsh sentence to deter others. I think a suspended sentence will teach him a lesson.

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This goes on in world wide, all sporting events are corrupted in some way or other, the problem is so huge, that putting a stop to it would be just to cancel all of them and start again. But that would not stop it, the next bunch will do exactly the same thing. We live in a world dominated by greed, bribery and corruption, it is endemic and contagious.

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Have **any of the Japanese elites convicted of involvement in the Tokyo Olympics bid-rigging campaign served time in prison? Any?**

Are you kidding?

In a country where it is so easy to pay off the police and authorities, all one has to do is drop a couple of paper bags off, done.

It's when those little bags dry up, THEN comes the actual heat.

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A Tokyo court sentenced a former operations executive on the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee to two years in prison, suspended for four years...

I'm shocked SHOCKED that he got no jail time. Well, not that shocked.

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Abe's legacy continues.

One cannot but fail to remember how much praise foreigners heaped on Abe while he was in office, from US presidents and Time magazine to posters on this site...

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It’s time to charge , arrest , and convict the architect of all these scams : Tommy Bach.!.

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You get more actual time in prison for shoplifting an onigiri. I can’t believe the voters tolerate this.

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suspended sentence

surprise surprise.

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