Four yakuza members have been arrested amid revelations that at least 260 gangsters received 35 million yen $450,000 in government assistance intended for victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Social welfare councils are demanding that about 170 gangsters in Fukushima Prefecture and 89 gangsters in Miyagi Prefecture pay back the funds. The four arrested gang members are suspected of fraud.
However, the number of illicit recipients is likely to increase because police have investigated only about one-fourth of the 40,000 payments made in Miyagi Prefecture.
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