Kawai-mae Hosou and his wife's trial The prosecution's request for interrogation of 139 witnesses including the prefectural assembly and the mayor August 28, 15:32
In the case of a large-scale acquisition case over the House of Councilors election last year in which former Minister of Justice Kawai and his wife, Mr. Kasato, were indicted, the prosecutor said the prefectural assembly member and the mayor on the list of cash distributions created by former Minister Kawai. And asked for 139 witness interrogations. Witness interrogation will start from the next trial on the 1st of next month.
The former Minister of Justice Katsuyuki Kawai (57) and his wife, Housewife of the House of Councilors Senri (46), were alleged acquitted for last year's House of Councilors elections for the acquisition of a violation of the Public Offices Election Law. ..
At the second trial held in the Tokyo District Court, the prosecution asked for a total of 139 witnesses, including the prefectural assembly members, mayors, and executives of the supporters' association on the list of cash distributions created by former Minister Kawai. It was.
Also, the prosecution said that it was difficult to appear in the Tokyo District Court for 46 of them due to their old age and health condition, and they asked the Hiroshima District Court to appear in the court and connect the video and audio for interrogation using the "video link method". I asked.
The court decided to start the witness interrogation from the staff of the election office, such as the former secretary of Katsuyuki's public secretary, from the next trial on the 1st of next month.
At the trial on 28th, he explained the evidence submitted by the public prosecutor, and the files titled "Sympathy for Jinchu" and "Payment Table" created by former Minister Katsuyuki were issued at the end of March last year after Representative Satoshi announced his candidacy. I explained that it was updated more than 30 times until the end of July when the creation started and the Upper House election was over.