Seeing No Evil

At least 40 cameramen and reporters were jammed into the narrow corridor outside the Osaka apartment of Kazuo Nagano, 32. Inside, Nagano, the chief suspect in an alleged fraud that had bilked thousands of Japanese investors of $800 million, waited for what seemed to be his inevitable arrest. Suddenly, two men pushed their way through the crowd and announced to two private security guards, "We've been asked to kill him." When the guards refused to let them inside the apartment, the two men first tried to break open the door; when it did not yield, they smashed a small window and...

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