Ai Kago's Husband No Longer Facing Prosecution
Thursday 11 Dec, 2014 - 07:09pm UTC
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The charges against former Morning Musume
member Ai Kago
's husband Haruhiko Kago
have been dropped by the prosecution.
On December 11, the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor's Office official dropped the charges brought against Mr. Kago. No reason for the sudden drop of the charges were given.
On October 27, the Tokyo police department issue an arrest warrant against Mr. Kago. He was accused of lending 2.5 million yen to someone in 2013 and collecting 750,000 yen in interest from the loan, an amount that is 3 times the legal limit on a loan of that size.
On October 28, Mr. Kago turned himself into police custody. Although he admitted to giving out the loan, Mr. Kago pleaded innocent to charges of charging an illegal interest rate, stating that he was not aware of the details of the arrangement.
Haruhiko Kago is a known member of the Yamaguchi-gumi Yakuza crime syndicate. He has been arrested in the past due to his affiliation with the group.
, a 43-year-old member of the same crime syndicate as Mr. Kago, was also arrested for the same alleged crime. His charges have also been dropped.
In light of her husband's legal troubles, Ai Kago has stated that she is considering retiring from the entertainment industry
. The incident has caused her group Girls Beat!!
to suspend all activities
until further notice. She has apologized for the trouble she has caused.
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