Mayor of Tomae Political Funding Issue Osaka Regional Prosecutor's Office searches for homes, etc.
The Osaka Prosecutor's Special Investigation Department on the 12th was violating the Political Funds Control Law on the 12th, because the support organization of the Mayor of Takeyama Osamu in Sakai City did not include a balance of more than 230 million yen in the report on the balance of political funds. I searched the former mayor's home with suspicion and started a forced investigation.
The Mayor of Takeyama in Sakai City revealed that NHK reported that the supporters' association and the fund management organization had not listed the income and expenditure of more than 230 million yen including the money obtained at the political funding party, I resigned in April.
The Osaka District Prosecutor's Office was charged with the Mayor Takeyama Mae and the second daughter who was in charge of accounting processing from a citizen of Sakai City. Was suspected of violating the Political Funds Control Law and started a forced investigation.
The officers of the special search department carried out cardboard boxes that seemed to contain materials seized from their homes at around 11 am.
According to the people concerned, Mayor Takeyama and his second daughter have responded to arbitrary interviews several times so far, but the Special Search Department has decided that a forced investigation is necessary to consider whether to ask criminal responsibility. It seems to have done.
In the future, the Special Search Department will analyze the seized materials and continue to conduct investigations by hearing the circumstances from Mayor Takeyama.
Former mayor's agent "full cooperation in investigation"
A lawyer who acted as an agent for Mayor Takeyama said to the interview: “The former mayor has not diverted political funds personally. I would like to cooperate fully with the prosecution investigation. "