Loan Shark Trio “Curried Victim”

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A trio of loan sharks face murder charges after allegedly making a man who owed them 20 million yen into a curry.

3 “unemployed” men in their thirties and forties, one of whom is a former high-school baseball star, have been arrested in connection with the disappearance of a 27-year-old Tokyo restaurateur 3 years ago.

His body was never found, but a tip-off that he had in fact been murdered led police to discover the trio had apparently been engaged in illegal loan-sharking, and had loaned the man 20 million yen to help finance a business venture, a sum he was having difficulty paying back.

All three were subsequently arrested on suspicion of doing away with him, and one has admitted that “we cut up his body and after that stewed it up into a curry in Niigata.”

Police think their decision to curry his remains was both an effort to dispose of the corpse and to control troubling decomposition odours.

According to testimony from another suspect, they had kept the man’s corpse in a Tokyo freezer for over a year before deciding it would have to be dismembered and cooked.

Police also have evidence of the trio buying a hammer and portable stove, which they believe were used in the crime.

What they actually did with the resultant curry is not yet clear, as police have yet to find any trace of it.


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    Avatar of Tetra
    Comment by Tetra
    03:02 02/10/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    As long as your guy is alive, you could've had him pay you, even if it was only a little each month, at least you'd have an income from there, add to that a high interest rate and you're pretty much set for a good few years.
    Instead, they killed the guy, basically resulting in a loss of over 20 million yen. (more if you include interest)

    That's why you don't let idiots run this kind of venture...

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    Comment by Pyrolight
    05:03 02/10/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Yes you hit the nail on the head. What you described would be idiotic for a loan shark.

    Unlike a bank that has insurance against defaults AND tons of capital in the form of deposits a loan shark has "cash in hand" and nothing more.

    They need quick turn around so that they actually have the sums of money required for the next loan.

    Killing the guys was very likely the last step after threats and beatings. They knew their money was effectively tied up/lost forever and wanted to set a good example.

    In other words they operate how every single loan shark operates.

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    Comment by Tex_Arcana
    11:11 02/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd suggest attitude plays a role, as well. If your guy's simply not making his payments regularly, you can increase his interest, and repossess his stuff.

    If it seems like he never intended to pay, or is planning to make a break for it, the options lean strongly toward violence.

    While a loanshark must maintain a reputation, too many murders and assaults make their life very difficult. Now whether these guys understood that or not...

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:03 05/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually, any legitimate loanshark wouldn't go for this.

    One, it would bring them to the attention of the police and government, who might start investigations into whether you are paying all your taxes each year.

    Two, even 20 million yen isn't enough to risk going to prison for in my book. I'd much rather take everything the guy owns down to his gold teeth and leave him destitute.

    The only thing I can reason out is that these people were 80IQ's fuckwits who somehow managed to loan-shark for a long time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:25 02/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    They're doing it wrong.
    You're suppose to lend money to someone else in a much smaller amount and THEN kill him in front of the guy that owes 20m.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:19 02/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Maybe he 'was' the guy with the smaller amount. The other guy had to eat the curry.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:01 05/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anon 17:25 gets it right. You aren't supposed to kill the person who owes you the large amount, you kill/beat a person who owes you a small amount in front of that person to send a message saying "Pay us or figure out a way to TRY to pay us back or you die next!"

    Comment by Anonymous

    oh look at you hard-knock yakuza and your genius ways of doing business. cute really

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:44 02/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    A clear example of someone that upvotes their own rubbish, or perhaps sankaku readers are simply retarded.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:34 02/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    If you can't elaborate on your reasoning on why you think he is retard Mr. Troll, then how can we take you seriously.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:35 02/10/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    hahaha asian shits

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:14 02/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    A loan shark is not a bank. If people think they can skip out on payments, they will just stop paying and someone else will move in and take you out. It's a criminal enterprise for a reason. You can't make exceptions.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:29 02/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Isn't that why you just rough them up?

    Dead people can't pay, ones with broken bones can though.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:49 02/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    But dead deadbeats make great examples for other current & future clients.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:51 02/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Forget roughing him up, start raping his wife & children. That'll make the deadbeat pay. Or at least do the honorable thing and kill himself. Plus it'll make a great doujin later.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:42 02/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It could be that the "roughing up" simply got out of hand, you can die even from a simple punch in the face you know...

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:09 02/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    "Good Example" for future clients? I wouldn't want to loan money from someone I've heard killed his clients :(

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:58 02/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    11:09 Then obviously you don't understand why people use loan sharks and not take out personal loans from their bank.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:30 02/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    No this is wrong. The loan sharking is illegal. The idea is to keep the pressure on, without breaking the victim, if they can't pay. If they break they might spill the beans or go to the cops, and then everyone gets arrested.

    So if they can't pay, and they can't put more pressure on without fear of breaking them, then they need to set an example. If they didn't then everyone would borrow money off them with no intention of making "timely repayments".

    These guys may have had many multi-million yen deals going and if it got out they were soft they would be destroyed by people refusing to pay.

    A lot of psychology involved all around. This is why underground crime like this is bad, forces people to do all kinds of heinous things.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:05 05/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually, loan sharking ISN'T illegal in most places. It's the beatings, murders, etc. that are historically connected with loan-sharking that are illegal.

    Unfortunately, loan-sharks have a history of getting the 'stupidest of the stupid' coming to them for cash, who sometimes have a plan to never pay back what they get from the loan-shark.

    Better thing to do for the loan shark in most places is to go the police and have the person arrested for criminal fraud.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:57 02/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Can't expect much from a baseball star lol.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:54 02/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    They didn't act wrong, they like money, but also enjoy murder because they are psychopaths without guilt feelings...

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    Comment by GHS
    04:34 02/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    You're assuming the guy who owes the money is willing to pay all that back for the next several years. If he has trouble paying now, what makes you think he'll ever pay back the 20 million? Not to mention the risk of getting caught the longer you leave the loan out there, not to mention increase the risk of suicide or skipping town because the guy doesn't want to be burdened for a significant portion of his life, always scrambling to scrape together enough money for the next payment. They made the logical choice of cutting just their losses and making an example of him and thus decrease the risk of future defaults from others.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:09 02/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you use exorbitant interest rates and get the guy to pay something, you can continue extorting money out of the guy indefinitely. Whether you ever consider the debt repaid is subjective.

    Avatar of GHS
    Comment by GHS
    14:10 02/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You're still assuming he's going to agree to pay those exorbitant interest rates. The higher you set them, the more likely he's just going to kill himself or run away.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:49 02/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Except for that bit where they got caught, that wasn't logical.

    Avatar of GHS
    Comment by GHS
    14:10 02/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Heh, who says life is logical?

    Avatar of Anonymous
    Comment by Anonymous
    04:24 02/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    criminals with conscience

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:15 02/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    A most astute observation, sir.

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    Comment by cpc65
    10:01 02/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's called making an example so your other clients try to avoid "defaulting" on their own loans at all costs.

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    Comment by Bumpermelon
    02:47 02/10/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    What a nice story to read right before breakfast...

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    Comment by AzureXuchilbara
    03:55 02/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    "What they actually did with the resultant curry is not yet clear, as police have yet to find any trace of it."

    They probably feed the curry to the restaurant owner's loved ones or customers...Or ate it themselves...

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    Oh Great God of Ero-Guro, WAITA UZIGA!!!

    Hear this crawling guro-fiend's pleas and turn this unfortunate news into your next ero-guro manga..!

    Ia..! Ia..! Uziga Fthagn..!

    (Er, except change the male restaurant owner into a busty ani-MILF...Hell, maybe update "Mai-chan's Daily Life" with another sequel if you have the time...)

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    Comment by Gitami
    19:43 02/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Last I heard he was directing a live action of his zombie romance Rain for the dead.

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    Comment by Gitami
    19:42 02/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Last I heard he was directing a live action of his zombie romance After the Rain.

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    Comment by Bumpermelon
    04:32 02/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well there goes lunch...

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:43 02/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mmmm... I suddenly feel like making curry.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:19 02/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Is curry a verb?

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    Comment by Daniel Park
    15:45 07/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Human curry? Eww, best be hiding the poppadoms from these guys.

    Comment by Purple Mage
    11:58 02/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pretty gross but then this reminds me why we're allowed to own guns in the US.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:10 02/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hmm. To make obtaining new meat for curry easier?

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:36 02/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I guess you could say these loan sharks...

    Ate him for dinner.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:44 02/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    So thats why LoneShark beef jerky is so cheap to buy.. (joking).

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:27 02/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Someone right now in Niigata is having an extremely awful day.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:56 02/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    They obviously fed the curry to their other customers.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:39 02/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kill them. Just kill them. But you'd think people would be smart enough not to work with gangsters now a days.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:40 02/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    man...what's up with Japan and it's cannibals? Wasn't there a cereal murderer a couple years back who ate woman's breasts? don't say that these guys arent cannibals, they made curry out of the guy, they either ate it or gave it to others to eat it, otherwise they would have just done something else with the body, not go out of thier way to make curry.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:48 02/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hope they enjoyed the meal with a nice Chianti.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:11 02/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    They told me I could be anything...

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:56 02/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    50 dollars says they got the idea from playing Sleeping Dogs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:53 02/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Then they sold the curry for 20M¥ and recouped their loss.

    Comment by Purple Mage
    04:06 03/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Rumia and Yuyuko bought it though they only paid Half a million yen between the two of them so this was still 19.5M¥ loss.





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