Sunday,21st April 2019

Sunday, 21st April, 2019

Prosecutors drop charges against ex-bureaucrat over document tampering

Osaka prosecutors decided Thursday not to indict former top Finance Ministry official Nobuhisa Sagawa for allegedly falsifying documents on a murky land sale that has sparked allegations of cronyism by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration.

Sagawa and other ministry officials had been facing claims that they doctored documents on the 2016 sale of state-owned land to Moritomo Gakuen, a nationalist school operator with ties to Abe’s wife, at a greatly discounted price.

Editor’s note: Story will be updated later.



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