In the matter surrounding the political funding party of the LDP faction, it was newly revealed through interviews with people involved that several lawmakers belonging to the largest faction, the Abe faction, the Seiwa Policy Study Group, were suspected of receiving kickbacks of more than 1000 million yen.
It is suspected that the political organization on the parliamentary side does not list the kicked funds as income, and the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor's Special Investigation Department seems to be investigating the flow of funds.
Regarding the political fundraising party of the LDP faction, it is suspected that the largest faction, the Abe faction, the Seiwa Policy Study Group, kicked back to the lawmakers the income collected by its members in excess of the party ticket sales quota, and did not include it as the party's income and expenditure in the faction's income and expenditure report. It is known that the total amount of funds kicked back to lawmakers is expected to amount to hundreds of millions of yen over the five years up to last year.
According to multiple sources, the Abe faction set party ticket sales quotas according to the position of the member to which he belonged and the number of times he or she was elected, and created a list of the quota amount for each member, the amount actually collected, and the amount of money kicked back to the lawmakers.
And it has been newly discovered that several lawmakers belonging to the Abe faction are suspected of receiving kickbacks of more than 5 million yen in the five years until last year. It is suspected that the political organization of the lawmakers did not list the kicked back funds as income.
In addition, it is suspected that not only the Abe faction but also the Nikai faction "Shishokai" did not include the amount collected by the members of the party who belonged to it in excess of the sales quota as income in the faction's income and expenditure report.
The Nikai faction also kicked back the amount that exceeded the quota to the lawmakers, but the kickback amount is listed as an expenditure to the lawmaker in the faction's income and expenditure report, and it seems that the political organization on the lawmaker's side that received the kickback is also listed as income.
It is believed that the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor's Special Investigation Department is aware of this background and is voluntarily interviewing the person in charge of the faction about the situation, and is investigating the flow of funds and the background to the preparation of the income and expenditure report.