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Racketeers arrested for pushing illicit demands

Date Posted: 2006-06-30

Three mainland businessmen have been arrested on Okinawa and charged with illegal business practices.

The three, members of the Komine Group, targeted Okinawa Electronic Company in Urasoe City and made repeated threats to the company as they sought money. The men are from Tokyo and Chiba.

Police say the men visited the company and threatened “to make general stockholder meetings longer and longer”, promising not to allow business to proceed smoothly. The three arrested are part of five in the Komine Group who hold 500 shares of stock in the Okinawa Electronic Company. They demanded a financial statement of account, asking for a payout to keep them quiet.

Okinawa Electronic Company turned to police for help, but police said the only criminal violation was “the profit supply request. They don’t have any violent actions.” Police could only make arrests on the single charge, but notes “this is the first case to expose this corporate racketeering group in Okinawa.” Government officials say “this racketeering group has not been active here before, but only in Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka and Hiroshima Prefectures.

“Urban districts have more strict regulations now,” a police spokesman says, “and that’s why they’ve come to our district.” He notes the five men are well known among the business community for their disruptive activities and demanding money from many companies before. Police say it is difficult to take much action against the five, because they are legal stockholders in Okinawa Electronic Company.

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