News of the Weird
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“Mr. Yamaki, you are an incredibly lucky man,” said New York City federal magistrate Lois Bloom in September, presiding at a bail hearing for Japanese executive Yoshio Yamaki, 56, who had been charged with stealing $7 million from his employer to fund his gambling habit. Bloom was referring to the fact that his substantial bail had been jointly arranged by Yamaki’s wife, Hiroko (whom he had walked out on in January), and his mistress, Megumi Tsuji, with whom he had been living.
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