'Ho-no-Hana' religious group raided for alleged fraud

Kyodo News Services/December 1, 1999

Police on Wednesday raided offices and gathering spots linked to the ''Ho-no-Hana Sampogyo'' religious group on suspicion that it tricked thousands of people into paying large sums of money to cure what it falsely claimed were serious illnesses.

Some 100 investigators from the Metropolitan Police Department and Shizuoka prefectural police searched the group's head office in Fuji, Shizuoka Prefecture, after 7:30 a.m.

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