It has been decided that the first trial of a case in which a member of the House of Representatives Akimoto is accused of bribery and acquisition of witnesses will be held on the 29th of this month.
Akimoto has not resigned from his post after being charged, denying his involvement in the case, and it will be interesting to see what he makes in court.
Tsukasa Akimoto, a 49-year-old member of the House of Representatives, has been charged with bribery for receiving a bribe worth 7.6 million yen from a former adviser of a Chinese company in a corruption case involving an IR / integrated resort facility. He has been accused of acquiring witnesses for trying to give him cash by asking his advisers to give false testimony in court.
The Tokyo District Court has decided to hold the first trial of Representative Akimoto on the 29th of this month.
Rep. Akimoto did not resign after being charged and denied involvement in any of the cases, and at the first trial, it will be interesting to see what he claims about the content of the indictment.
According to lawyers, after the first trial, about 10 witnesses will be cross-examined, including a former adviser to a Chinese company convicted of bribeing.