December 21st, 2011
01:30 AM ET

Japanese authorities raid Olympus offices

The Japanese authorities on Wednesday raided offices of Olympus, the camera and medical instruments maker that is embroiled in a vast accounting scandal, the company said.

An investigation team from the Tokyo prosecutor's office, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police and the Japanese Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission visited Olympus premises, according to Tsuyoshi Kitada, a spokesman for Olympus. He declined to give further details on the raid.

The drama surrounding Olympus began after the company fired its chief executive, Michael Woodford, in October and he came forward as a whistleblower on a decades-long cover-up by the company of $1.7 billion in losses.

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  1. Zeus

    It was horrible! They spilled all my mead!

    December 21, 2011 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Zeus

      And my porn collection is missing! HEY!!

      December 21, 2011 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
  2. Zeus

    ಠ_ಠ

    December 21, 2011 at 2:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Zeus

      ಠ_ಠ

      I'm really mad now! They took my lightning collection too! Now I can't zap them! Aaaarrrrgghh!!!!

      December 21, 2011 at 2:21 am | Report abuse |
  3. Zeus

    ಠxಠ

    December 21, 2011 at 2:22 am | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    I shocked and appalled.

    December 21, 2011 at 6:52 am | Report abuse |
  5. gung hoe

    They must be trying to round up some money for the whaleing fleet!HEATHENS

    December 21, 2011 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
  6. gung hoe

    Mourning queeny and chrissie and jifer and saywhat and bobcat in a tree and bugs ears flapping and anybody I might have forgot

    December 21, 2011 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
  7. gung hoe

    Mornin queen banasy and chrissie and jif And bobcat and saywhat

    December 21, 2011 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
  8. gung hoe

    Dam posters said my first post was duplicate thats why the double

    December 21, 2011 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    Isn't ambrosia the nectar of the gods?
    No matter.
    I was thinking *somewhat* along the same lines as Zeus...
    He *must* have some skills; he got the word p*o*r*n through...
    Zeus, don't you have a lovely collection of goddess' you could tap?
    What was in your collection? Muses gone wild?
    I'm tired...I need more java...

    December 21, 2011 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  10. banasy©

    Hey, gung hoe.
    What's happening?

    December 21, 2011 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    lol @ gung, bobcat in a tree? bugs ears flappin?? thanks i was drinkin hot chocalate and coughed it everywhere reading that post...too funny!

    December 21, 2011 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    youre awfully brave this mornin, willing to take on the wrath of bugs first thing??

    December 21, 2011 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  13. gung hoe

    @ chrissie its no problem.Always like messen around with some rabbits tail on rainouts anyways!

    December 21, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
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    December 21, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  15. BOMBO

    The most important thing to find out is, how does this affect my camera?

    December 21, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
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