The Tokyo District Court has decided to grant bail to former House of Councillors member Garcy, who is accused of repeatedly threatening celebrities on video posting sites. The bail is 3000 million yen. If bail is paid and the prosecution does not file an appeal, he will be released on bail.
Former member of the House of Councillors Garcy, real name Yoshikazu Higashitani (51), is accused of repeatedly threatening four people, including an entertainer, on a video posting site from February to August last year, and then threatening to drop the charges against two of them, and then threatening them with "absolute forgiveness" in a video on SNS, including habitual intimidation of the Violent Acts and Other Punishment Act.
At the first trial on the 2th, the former lawmaker apologized for the charges, saying, "There is no doubt, I am very sorry," and the defense argued that the intimidation was not addictive and that the sentence was only a lighter threatening charge.
He has been in detention for more than three months since his arrest in June, but the Tokyo District Court has decided to grant bail to the defense for the fourth time.
The bail is 8 million yen.
If bail is paid and the prosecution does not file an appeal, he will be released on bail.