Former Minister of Justice Kawai and House of Representatives Satoshi arrested today Suspected acquisition of Upper House election June 18, 5:02

Regarding the last year's House of Councilors election in which Senator Kawai was elected for the first time, her husband Katsuyuki Kawai and former Senator Suspected that cash was distributed to local members for the purpose of requesting a summary of votes. Interviews with related parties revealed that the prosecutor's office requested Mr. and Mrs. Kawai to report. In the midst of a fiercely conservative election campaign, nearly 100 local lawmakers were suspected of cashing out at about 25 million yen, and the prosecutor's office also suspected acquisition of violations of public office election law on the 18th, Mr. and Mrs. Kawai Will be arrested.

It is suspected that the funds of the camp were used for the acquisition over the House of Councilors election in July last year when Senator Kawai was elected for the first time, and the prosecution authority voluntarily asked his husband's former Minister of Justice Kawai and Representative Kato I have proceeded with the investigation by listening to.

As a result, since March last year when Senator Satoshi announced his candidacy, for the purpose of requesting a summary of votes by former Minister Kawai, nearly 100 people including local council members such as Hiroshima prefectural assembly members and executives of supporters' associations have a total of approximately 2400 cash. It is said that it was discovered that there was a suspicion that Senri Kana gave out 100,000 yen in cash.

According to the person concerned, the prosecutor's office is already requesting Mr. and Mrs. Kawai to appear, and it is expected that he will be arrested on the suspicion of the acquisition of violation of the Public Offices Election Law on the 18th.

In March last year, Senator Satoshi was appointed as the second candidate of the party in the House of Councilors Hiroshima constituency with the support of the LDP headquarters, and after a fierce conservative election campaign with the current prefectural organization promoted by the local prefectural federation organization. I won the first time.

Meanwhile, former Minister of Justice Kawai, who served as Deputy Minister of Justice and Assistant to the Prime Minister, took office as Minister of Justice after the Upper House election, but in October last year a suspicion of an election violation was reported in a weekly magazine and resigned.

The prosecutor's office intends to clarify the unprecedented election violation case involving local politics by the wife of the former minister of justice who was the top of the legal administration.

Mr. and Mrs. Kawai left the Liberal Democratic Party on the 17th, but according to a person concerned, the couple and their wife have shown no intention of resigning from the parliament, saying that they have not committed illegal acts.