This Japanese site lists trial outcomes for legal cases involving celebrities and the entertainment industry.
“On February 25th, 2004 (Heisei 16), the Tokyo High Court found the defendant Taira Tatsuo (age 57) — ex-CEO of large-scale entertainment office Rising Production (currently, Freegate Promotion/Vision Factory) — guilty of illegal corporate tax crimes (tax evasion of ¥1,100,000,000 from the corporate taxes of Rising and other firms) at his appeal hearing, throwing out the First Circuit Tokyo Court’s sentence of two year and six months in prison for a two year, four month sentence. Judge Murakami Koushi gave this reason for commuting the sentence: ‘I must say that [the defendant] lacks a consciousness about honest tax liability, but the First Circuit Court dealt with him strictly, and he’s deepened his self-reflection greatly through atonement.’ With regards to the Rising corporation, the Court upheld the First Circuit Court’s fine of ¥240,000,000 and threw out the company’s appeal. The defendant Taira insisted, ‘In order to keep the honor of the entertainment industry, it was necessary to use funding from ura-shakai (underground) measures. This is a special condition of the entertainment world, and you should recognize these as expenses.’ But Judge Murakami answered back, ‘That’s a side that promotes vice enveloping the entertainment world, and I cannot give that approval.'”
I love his plea for leniency.