Three former aides of former Democratic Party of Japan chief Ichiro Ozawa on Tuesday filed appeals against their conviction Monday in a political funding scandal.
Independent House of Representatives member Tomohiro Ishikawa, 38, former secretary Takanori Okubo, 50, and former aide Mitsutomo Ikeda, 34, appealed to the Tokyo High Court, calling the ruling unacceptable
On Monday, the Tokyo District Court gave the former aides suspended prison terms ranging from one to three years for accepting 100 million yen in illegal donations from a construction company and for failing to register a 400 million yen loan from Ozawa to his funding body in a 2004 Tokyo land deal.© Copyright 2011 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.