On March 16, it was learned that Mr. Gershey, a former member of the House of Councillors (Mr. Yoshikazu Azumaya) of the Political Women’s 48 Party (formerly the NHK Party), was issued an arrest warrant by the Investigation Division 2 of the Metropolitan Police Department on suspicion of violating the Violence Act (habitual threats), defamation, and other charges.
Mr. Garcie had just been expelled from the House of Councillors the day before this. Takashi Tachibana, former head of the NHK party, said on his YouTube channel
“It seems that a warrant has been issued for Gershey’s arrest!
live from the street and gave details. According to Mr. Tachibana, “The arrest warrant is as expected.
Tachibana had also posted a video the day before this.
Expulsion of Gershey’s does not hurt.”
As long as the law is not changed, I can run for the House of Representatives and the House of Councillors again, so I think it’s good that I can show the people’s will about how stupid the current Diet members (who were expelled) are.
I think it’s good because I can show the people how stupid the current Diet members are.
He is currently in Dubai, UAE, but since the UAE and Japan do not have an extradition treaty, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the International Criminal Police Organization (ICPO) have ordered him to return his passport and put out an international APB, which could lead to his extradition and then arrest.
He may be extradited like the suspect who committed a series of robberies known as “Ralphie,” and arrested after entering Japanese airspace on board a plane. If he is indicted and convicted, he will not be able to run for office for a certain period of time. Since Mr. Gershie has been selling his wares to Diet members and others, the whole country will surely come together to arrest him.
Before his expulsion, Mr. Gershie was given a chance to “apologize on the floor of the Diet,” but in the end he did not return to Japan and was expelled from the Diet. If he had apologized, a different scenario might have been possible, but in any case, the result would have been the same if the government had been serious about it.
In his video from the previous day, Tachibana said
“The reason the Diet members are trying to expel me is that I have never attended a single Diet session,” he said, “but the real reason is that I am a suspect in a crime.
He said. An acquaintance of his, a member of the Liberal Democratic Party, said
“There is no way they would expel him just because he was absent from the Diet,” he said.
He also revealed that an acquaintance of his, a member of the Liberal Democratic Party, told him, “There is no way they would expel me just because I was absent from the Diet. If it is a criminal case, the statute of limitations is suspended while he is abroad, so he will continue to receive his salary until the end of his term of office. The only way to prevent this was to expel him.
Tachibana said that he believes that the members of the Diet really want to “not be expelled if they are only absent from the Diet,” and that he intends to have Kenichiro Saito, who was elected from the proportional list in last year’s Upper House election, “absent from the ordinary Diet session and the extraordinary Diet session as well. Mr. Saito himself announced on March 15 that he would “make him sit out the ordinary Diet session and the extraordinary Diet session as well.
There is a slight difference in temperature between the two, as Mr. Saito himself said at a press conference on March 15 that he would “be absent from the Diet on occasion. It is likely to be a “back-and-forth” game, with new bills such as suspending the salary of absent members of the Diet being proposed.
The NHK Party changed its name to the “Political Women’s 48 Party” after Tachibana took responsibility and stepped down. The new representative, Ayaka Otsu, also revealed at a press conference on March 10 that she intends to file a lawsuit for compensation from the Diet if Rep. Gershey is expelled from the party.
It seems that the “dark hero” who rose from an exposé-style YouTube star to a member of the House of Councilors with some 290,000 votes has quickly become an “international wanted criminal… ….