The first trial of the case in which former president Hidetoshi Tanaka of Nihon University was accused of tax evasion of about 52 million yen without filing tax filings for rebates received from the former president of a medical corporation in Osaka was on the 15th. , Will be held at the Tokyo District Court.


Former President Tanaka, who was the head of one of the largest universities in Japan, is the first to speak publicly about the incident, and it will be interesting to see how he explains the story.

Hidetoshi Tanaka (75), the former president of Nihon University, is about 118 million yen, including the former president of a medical corporation in Osaka City, which was accused of his back office, and the rebate received from the former director of Nihon University. He has been accused of violating the Income Tax Act, alleging that he hid his income and evaded a total of about 52 million yen in the two years of 2018 and the adult.



According to the people concerned, former President Tanaka stated to the investigation by the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor's Office that he had instructed his wife not to file a tax return after suddenly getting a lot of money. , It seems that the content of the indictment will be accepted even in the trial.



The first trial will be held at the Tokyo District Court from 2:00 pm on the 15th, and it is expected that the accused will be asked questions to former President Tanaka.



Former President Tanaka, who served as the head of one of the largest universities in Japan for 13 years, is the first to speak publicly about the incident, and it will be interesting to see how he explains the story.

Background of a series of incidents involving Nihon University

A series of incidents that shook Nihon University, the largest school corporation in Japan.



Last September, the Special Investigation Department launched a forced investigation and searched the headquarters of Nihon University and the home of former President Hidetoshi Tanaka.



A search for the former president's home was also conducted in October last year, and according to people familiar with the matter, more than 100 million yen in cash was found in his home.

After that, ▼ former director Tadao Inoguchi, who was an aide to former president Tanaka, and ▼ former president Masami Himoto, a medical corporation in Osaka, raised a total of more than 400 million yen for rebuilding the university hospital and delivering medical equipment. He was arrested and prosecuted on suspicion of his mandate for causing the university to be washed away by the former president.



The two responded to the investigation by the Special Investigation Department, saying, "We handed over tens of millions of yen in cash to former President Tanaka several times."



Of this amount, 30 million yen was suspected to have been provided two days after 220 million yen was remitted to the company of former President Himoto from a contractor who received an order for rebuilding work in August. rice field.



For this reason, the Special Investigation Department was investigating the suspicion that former President Tanaka had received a part of the funds that had been washed away from the university as a rebate.



However, former President Tanaka denied receiving cash for the investigation.



Former Director Inoguchi also stated that he did not explain the detailed flow of funds to the former President, so the Special Investigation Department decided that it would be difficult to hold the former President's criminal liability in the case of mandate fraud.



After that, the Special Investigation Department will continue to investigate the large amount of cash provided to former President Tanaka on the suspicion of tax evasion without filing a tax return, in cooperation with the Inspection Department of the Tokyo National Tax Bureau.



Then, in November last year, he arrested former President Tanaka on suspicion of violating the Income Tax Act, alleging that he had evaded income tax without declaring about 118 million yen including the income of rebates received from former President Himoto and others. ..



According to people familiar with the matter, he denied the charges when he was arrested, but later said, "I knew my wife had received a large amount of cash for me. I knew the need for tax filing. I admitted the suspicion.



Former President Tanaka was indicted last December and was released on bail the next day from the detained Tokyo Detention House.

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