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Prosecutors to charge three in Kunigami illegal subsidies case

Date Posted: 2008-05-09

Three members of the Kunigami Village office staff are to be charged in connection with the Village’s role in illegally accepting government subsidy money in 2005.

The Public Prosecutor’s Office has determined the staffers were instrumental in abusing subsidies provided Kunigami Village as part of the Northern Okinawa Promotion Measure. The program doled out subsidies for agricultural improvements and activities, and money is usually awarded after a project is completed.

Kunigami Village filed the subsidy request for greenhouses being built for 21 farmers, certifying the work had been done. The Village provided documents and receipts to accompany the payment claim. In actuality, only five greenhouses had been complete, with 16 others still in progress.

The Prefecture demanded ¥55,600,000 in subsidies be returned by the Village Office to cover work not complete. To date, Kunigami Village has returned only subsidy money for one greenhouse.

“I feel very sorry about them,” the Kunigami Village mayor said of the legal action. “I know other people also have to say ‘sorry’ and that’s all I can say now. There’s nothing else I want to say.”

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