Tag: Shinsekai

Cult leader arrested for swindling 13 million yen through ‘prayer fees’

Toru Saito The leader of a company known for pitching so-called spiritual-pressure sales has been arrested for swindling customers out of more than 13 million yen (€ 124,000 / $169,000), police in Japan said.

Toru Saito, 53, who heads the Yamanashi-based group “Shinsekai,” stands accused of violating the Act for Punishment of Organized Crimes.