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BJ-League Side Rizing Fukuoka President Go Takenaka Suspected Of Embezzlement

04 / 16 / 14

BJ-League side Rizing Fukuoka President Go Takenaka "was arrested by Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Saturday along with three current employees of First-Consul, a Tokyo-based consulting company, and a former company employee" on suspicion of embezzling 380M yuan ($3.7M), according to Odeven & Naga...

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