Mr. Kawai's election violation case updated list after the upper house election total more than 30 million yen or June 27, 16:29
It is suspected that the list of cash distribution destinations and the amount of money in the election violation case where former Minister of Justice Katsuyuki Kawai and his wife, Senator Katori, were arrested had been updated after last year's House of Councilors election. I found out anew by interviewing the people concerned. The total amount listed on the updated list exceeds 30 million yen, and the prosecution's authorities said the total amount of the acquisition fund actually distributed by Mr. and Mrs. Kawai may exceed the amount of 25.7 million yen that was suspected of being arrested Therefore, it seems that the actual situation is being clarified.
Former Justice Minister Katsuyuki Kawai (57) and his wife, Housewife of the House of Councilors Susato Sato (46), asked local lawmakers to put together a vote for the House of Councilors election in July last year and distributed cash. As a result, he was arrested on the suspicion of the acquisition of a violation of the Public Offices Election Law, and the prosecutor's office is suspecting that a total of about 25.7 million yen was distributed to 94 people, and the investigation is underway.
In this case, a list containing the names and amounts of more than 100 people, including local lawmakers and executives of the supporters' association, who seemed to be the recipients of cash, was managed by former Kawai's personal computer at the office of the Diet House. I know, but it's possible that the data on this list might have been updated after last year's House of Councilors election, a new interview with the people said.
The total amount on the updated list is over 30 million yen, and there is a suspicion that the actual results distributed by former Minister Kawai are reflected in the list.
The prosecution's authorities believe that the total amount of the acquisition funds distributed by Mr. and Mrs. Kawai may exceed the amount of about 25.7 million yen that was suspected of being arrested, and it is thought that the prosecution is promoting the actual situation.
According to the people concerned, former Minister Kawai and Representative Kasato both denied the charges, saying, "The provision of cash is not the purpose of requesting a summary of votes."