Female defendant, who is a “cute” benefits hare, vows in court to “make a promise”. | FRIDAY DIGITAL

Female defendant, who is a “cute” benefits hare, vows in court to “make a promise”.

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Sato, who was transferred in June of this year

The defendant was transferred in June of this year. “It must be said that this was a malicious act that abused a simple and quick benefit system for emergency situations,” said the prosecutor.

The prosecutors asked for a two-year prison sentence.

On October 12, the Tokyo District Court heard arguments in the trial of a fraudulent group involved in the New Coronavirus Sustaining Benefit Program. The defendant, Rinka Sato, 23, an unemployed person from Mitaka City, Tokyo, who was an applicant for the benefit, was sentenced to two years in prison. The defense, on the other hand, is seeking a suspended sentence on the grounds that “his role was subordinate and he fully regrets his actions. Sato is accused of conspiring with his fellow workers to defraud the company of approximately 2 million yen in benefits.

The group that perpetrated the fraud included Daiki Matsue, who returned from Dubai in June, a former employee of the Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau, and a former employee of Daiwa Securities Co. Sato was also a member of the group. They held seminars to recruit high school and university students and persuaded them to invest in crypto assets. If you invest in crypto assets, you can become a sole proprietor and legally apply for benefits.

About 200 people were named as recipients of the application. The total damage amounted to 200 million yen. Sato is alleged to have applied for the benefits using documents such as tax returns forged by a former employee of the Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau and pretending to be a sole proprietor.

Reportedly living together with a member

Sato, a native of Niigata, had been working for a real estate company in Tokyo since April of this year. There are reports that he had a temporary relationship with a core member of the group and was living together in a luxury apartment in Minato Ward.

Some of the group members were living luxurious lives with the money they had swindled. In a video showing a seminar they held, one of the members was seen getting out of a Rolls Royce worth about 47 million yen. The defendant Matsue, who is believed to be the main suspect, owned a luxury car, a Lamborghini. It seems that Sato interacted with them and was involved in the benefit fraud.

Sato’s trial began on August 23. Her father appeared in court and said that he would “cooperate with his daughter’s rehabilitation. When asked by the judge what he thought of her father’s story, Sato said tearfully, “I should have asked for a little more.

I should have relied a little more on ……. I couldn’t stop because I wanted money. I was worried about my future, like having to save 20 million yen for retirement.”

Sato is alleged to have received at least 600,000 yen in compensation. At his trial on October 12, he pledged to repay the money he had obtained through fraud by saving it.

I am very sorry for the trouble I have caused to many people. I will never do anything wrong in the future.

Sato’s adorable appearance has made her a “cute” topic of conversation on the Internet. The verdict is scheduled to be handed down on November 8.

  • Photographed by Shinji Hasuo

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