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163 jockeys, others in horseracing get virus rescue money improperly

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JRA President and CEO Masayuki Goto said it was "unacceptable" to have received money without properly understanding the government initiative's purpose.

And what was the government’s purpose?

Surely it was to aid recipients that had been impacted by the virus?

The JRA members had been,right?

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Why have they not been arrested?

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This is just the Tip of the Iceberg more to come Soon.

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And what was the government’s purpose?

Surely it was to aid recipients that had been impacted by the virus?

The JRA members had been,right?

They applied for the aid program with wrongful income statements. They simply lied, cheated and free-rode. They deserves to be punished.

Besides, the JRA is said to have weathered the virus impacts, in comparison to other sport and entertaining events mostly affected.

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JRA President and CEO Masayuki Goto said it was "unacceptable" to have received money without properly understanding the government initiative's purpose.

You are not Dentsu or JTB or our LDP farming lobby!

JRA, your crony corporate welfare capitalism credentials are not up to date.

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Why have they not been arrested?

Arrests are not necessary unless suspects escape or evidence is destroyed. Law enforcement officials have set a grace period to encourage voluntary admission and money returns.

But some JRA members are still likely to get charged of fraud considering the huge amount.

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Horse racing, boat racing and bicycle racing are three of the government-sponsored gambles. They should all be abolished.

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"JRA President and CEO Masayuki Goto said it was "unacceptable" to have received money without properly understanding the government initiative's purpose." It's unacceptable for the government to hand out money without determining whether or not it's merited.

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More profitable than betting on horses.

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Here’s your answer @AlanHarrison 7:25a:

“*a METI official explained, ‘We prioritized distributing the benefits swiftly in accordance with ethical principles." The ministry decided to encourage individuals to return the money received illicitly *- Police appear to have been reviewing cases individually by factors such as the extent of their maliciousness.”

No one said ‘justice’ is fair here. The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries would lose revenue from the JRA. Always, better to ‘rob Peter, than to pay Paul.”

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20201028/p2a/00m/0na/021000c

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And, of course, the ‘go-to’ answer: “they received without properly understanding the government's purpose.”

Hence, ‘laws(?)’ policies, guidelines, etc are always worded ambiguously, subject to local interpretation and to allow ‘loopholes’ fr the entitled few to skirt ‘equal justice under the law’.

To conclude: "...apologize for causing problems that would shake confidence in the JRA," in a statement.

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What? Horse racing is corrupt? Say it isn't so.

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Wasn't it a Dentsu subsidiary that handled the distribution of this money? I applied and got the money quickly, much more quickly than the 100,000 yen per resident, so I actually thought it was well handled.

There are thousands of businesses with income volatility, so that basing it on a single month's income was always going to allow lots people of people to qualify. Unless they actually falsified documents, I don't see why self-employed jockeys need to be singled out as un-needy.

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They work and were laid off. They should get the one million as some of my family members did.

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I don't blame the jockeys I blame the government for not checking and just handing out money!

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Horses for courses.

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Honesty is the best policy.

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