Yakuza moves from street to boardroom

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by ASusilovic, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. Police in Japan are taking the fight against organised crime into the boardroom amid warnings that gangsters are turning to legitimate businesses to raise funds.

    [...]According to senior police officials, the yakuza is targeting the stock market and the construction industry to add to the earnings it already receives from illegal businesses such as prostitution, drug smuggling, extortion and gambling.[..]

    In its recent annual white paper on crime, the agency said: "Crime syndicates' fundraising activities undermine the health of the Japanese economy and may damage this country's interests as a whole. All of society needs to implement measures [to tackle yakuza crime]."