Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Corporate Crime: Japanese tycoon dies during trial

Japanese business tycoon,Harunori Takahashi, (who at one time was considered untouchable,) died Monday of a brain hemorrhage at a Tokyo hospital while facing trial over a loan scandal. He was 59.

Takahashi was known as a flashy real estate speculator who made extravagant bets on resorts and golf courses across Asia. He was also known for treating financial regulators to expensive sex-club outings.