detained a year ago. kenneth bay was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for what authorities call hostile acts. >>> prosecutors in japan are expected to investigate whether campaign staff for the governor of tokyo falsified a financial report. he says he received funds from a medical group suspected of illegal activities. he calls it a personal loan, not a campaign contribution. on friday, he confirmed media reports that he received 50 million yen or about $500,000 from a group that operates medical institutions across japan. >> translator: they offered me support, so i accepted the money. >> he says he met the group's founder and the former president last november about a month before the gubernatorial election. he was vice governor at the time. he says he gave him a personal loan. he says he returned the money to his wife after tokyo prosecutors raided premises in september of this year. the prosecutors were investigating a separate allegation involving the medical group. it is suspected of illegally mobilizing paid campaign staff who won a seat in the lower house last december.
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