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Two more get suspended jail terms in Tokyo Olympics bribery scandal


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Surprise,surprise there.

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I'm shocked.

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I have it on good authority that Tom Bach is furious with all this dishonesty blackening the good name of the Olympics. These fiends brought shame on Japan for their crimes.

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Just as expected :)

big people rarely get punished for anything

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The Olympics has become a money machine, this happened with it was opened to professional athletes and corporate advertising. What was a “pure sport” event of pure competition because a thoroughly corrupt event in which corporations and policymakers extort bribes and fleece taxpayers. The solution is simple, return the Olympics to what it once was.

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Why are you surprised ? Japanese are masters of judicial alchemy !! Making legalities out of illegalities.

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And yet they walk free. Holy moly. They don't even try to hide the corruption.

The pair did not contest charges during their first hearing in March that they bribed a Tokyo Olympics committee member, according to local media.

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Shockingly light sentence. Jail them like you do to the normal public!!

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How shameful and treacherous for the good, honest and hard working people of Japan.

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Is there anyone who can't really accept that there is institutionalised corruption at the heart of Japan? Well only the people who will downvote this comment.

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Yep… to be expected.

Amazing how many “top level” people with connections to “everyone” get “suspended sentences” but poor old Taro who drunk stole a bicycle at 2 am gets locked up for weeks…

Did either of these guys even spend one night in the lock up?

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We must stop to discussion on olympic problems. The event was held here and it was the best olympics event in the world, due to corona struggle.

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Suspended sentence = cheat all you like, so long as it brings in the dough for J-INC and the LDP connections.

Even if we can't cover up the scale of your corruption, don't worry about it, you will never pay for your crime.

Where's Mori today? Feasting at our expense as usual, no doubt.

Feudal Kharzi.

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Why such light sentences?

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Why did they get suspended sentences?

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Big money talks that's why they remained silent. BIG YEN see's no pen!

The pair did not contest charges during their first hearing in March that they bribed a Tokyo Olympics committee member, according to local media.

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Two Japanese businessmen were gift wrapped suspended prison sentences on Thursday in the latest convictions in a bribery scandal surrounding the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

HoHoHo merry xtmas!! What a Judge, goody bags for all the boysn girls.

Now just do the fancy new GPS tracker international law thing to all that tax free LOOT they stashed across the borders somewhere and we'll call it even.

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

Instead of doing the right thing,they do the usual Japanese thing

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I hope when they finally get around to arresting that scoundrel Bach … they don’t end up giving him a suspended sentence.!. He’s the leader and architect of this scam .!.

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Why is this even news? We all knew none of them would even see a picture of a prison let alone the inside of a jail cell for bribery and corruption!

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Nothing new under the Sun.

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Suspended sentence longer than the sentence? What is it credit for the next corporate crime?

”Japanese Olympic Committee president Yasuhiro Yamashita said it would be "difficult to move ahead without gaining people's understanding" following the scandals.”

apparently it’s very easy

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