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Japan woman jailed over cow inflation: Reports

Published on Jan 10, 2014 2:18 PM

TOKYO (AFP) - A former pasture manager who lied about the number of cows her company owned in a bid to attract investors has been jailed in Japan, reports said.

Kumiko Mikajiri, former president of a now bankrupt pasture, was sentenced to 34 months in prison for inflating the cattle count in a cow ownership scheme.

Mikajiri "provided to about 100 customers flyers that said 'you own a cow'... despite a significant shortage in their stock," a police spokesman said earlier.

The company reportedly had only half the herd it claimed.

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