Sentence for Former Lawmaker GaaSyy’s Finalized; 3-year Prison Term, Suspended for Five Years for Intimidating Celebrities Via Online Video

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The sentencing of former Japanese lawmaker GaaSyy, who was charged with intimidating celebrities in online videos, was finalized Friday after the Tokyo District Court handed down a three-year prison term suspended for five years earlier this month to the 52-year-old man, whose real name is Yoshikazu Higashitani.

Neither the prosecution nor the defendant filed an appeal by Thursday’s deadline.