More news emanates from the recent bribery scandal for Japan-based company, Aoki Holdings Inc.
New findings allege multiple demands, led by former chairman, Hironori Aoki to the Summer Games’ organizing committee executive Haruyuki Takahashi since January of 2017.
The two were among the four total representatives arrested last week due to ties to the reported fraudulent activity.
The activity includes findings of the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office, which saw the committee exec taking bribes from Aoki’s asset management account on over 50 occasions between October 2017 and March of this year, in hopes of getting his company, Dentsu selected as one of the sponsors for the summer games.
The original agreement had Aoki’s Holdings paying Takahashi 250 million of the company’s 750 million yen, to utilize in the name of athlete training fees.
When asked about the incident, the former organizing committee executive denied any wrongdoing, assuring that despite receiving money, it did not come in through any collusion.
The 78-year-old Takahashi had spent 8 years in his role, becoming a committee executive in 2014.