Two people, including the deputy mayor of Ryugasaki City, Ibaraki Prefecture, were arrested for leaking information on bids for construction orders ordered by the city in advance. Was found by interviewing the investigators.
The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating that the leaked information is suspected to have been used to adjust orders between vendors.
Mitsuo Kawamura (65), deputy mayor of Ryugasaki City, Ibaraki Prefecture, and Keiichiro Kawakita (71), a director of the city's social welfare council, over a general competitive bidding such as the facility renovation work of a junior high school last year. On the 3rd, he was arrested on suspicion of violating the Government-made Conflict Prevention Law for leaking information on the companies participating in the bidding.
Deputy Mayor Kawamura is suspected of leaking information obtained through multiple staff members at the request of Kawakita.
This time, there were a total of 6 works that were allegedly leaked, but we found from interviews with investigators that the winning bidders were different for each.
The leaked information is believed to have been passed on from Kawakita to a contractor based in the city, and the Metropolitan Police Department is investigating that it is suspected that such information was used to adjust orders between contractors.
The Metropolitan Police Department has not disclosed the approval or disapproval of the two.