Yamanashi mayor held over hiring

The Yomiuri Shimbun

Seiki Mochizuki

Jiji Press TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The Metropolitan Police Department arrested Yamanashi Mayor Seiki Mochizuki on Monday on suspicion of involvement in illicitly hiring a city employee.

The 70-year-old mayor is suspected of falsifying official documents to help a specific individual pass the city’s employment examinations, informed sources said. Mochizuki admitted the accusation, the sources said.

Last month, the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office indicted Mochizuki’s 61-year-old former wife, Harumi, for swindling a man out of some ¥376 million in cash. Mochizuki denied any role in the fraud case.Speech

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