Olympus executive dies, amid financial scandal

Macworld Australia Staff
22 February, 2012
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A senior executive of Japanese camera manufacturer Olympus has been found dead in a park near New Delhi, with reports of suicide alleged to be the cause of death.

Tsutomi Omori, 49, managing director of Olympus Medical Systems in India, was discovered in his apartment complex in Gurgaon, the Times of India reports.

A Gurgaon policeman confirmed the news, pointing to suicide as the likely cause of Omari’s death late on Sunday night.

“He lived alone and he left two suicide notes written in Japanese, which we have handed over to the Japan embassy,” the police officer said.

The news follows a recent financial scandal involving Olympus with allegations of the company’s senior management producing false dinancial statements to cover up lossess totaling US$1.6 billion.

Tokyo prosecutors are in the process of investigating the matter, according to ABC News

Image by Diego Grez via Wikimedia Commons.


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