A Japanese court has sentenced previous yakuza part Yoshimasa Sakai to jail regarding charges of taking wagers on ball games that include ex-players of the Yomiuri Giants, Kyodo reported. As indicated by the news outlet, Tokyo District Court Judge Yuko Ito requested the 37-year-old to burn through year and a half in jail, suspended for a long time. Sakai, an ex-individual from Japanese wrongdoing syndicate Yamaguchi-gumi, was discovered liable of gathering some ¥1.27 million ($11,093) in wagers on ball games. As indicated by the court controlling, the man took commissions from wagers set on 22 expert and secondary school ball games amongst March and October 2014.
"His criminal offense was incessant and the measure of cash was not little," Ito said in the decision. Be that as it may, the judge noticed that Sakai is as of now "revamping his life" in the wake of pondering his activities and breaking from the syndicate. Sakai, alongside two others, was captured in September 2015 on charges of gathering cash from a few people, including previous eatery administrator Satoshi Saito, who, thusly, took commissions on wagers from three previous Giants pitchers—Shoki Kasahara, Satoshi Fukuda and Ryuya Matsumoto.
Kasahara, Fukuda, and Matsumoto were banned uncertainly from playing subsequent to confessing to wagering on recreations, while Kyosuke Takagi got a one-year boycott—a generally lighter sentence "because of the brief time of his contribution in the wake of cutting off ties with Kasahara," as indicated by Japanese media outlets. Takagi already told police he quit betting after he lost amongst ¥500,000 and ¥600,000.
Betting, including most game wagering, is still viewed as illicit in the nation, and the Giants' betting embarrassment came when the nation is offering for baseball's consideration to the 2020 Olympics. The outrage has incited three of Yomiuri Giants' top authorities—proprietor Kojiro Shiraishi, group director Tsunekazu Momoi and group consultant Tsuneo Watanabe—to leave from their positions. Watanabe, who is considered as an effective figure in the Japanese baseball world, was the proprietor of the club until he surrendered in 2004.