Zainin no Uso

 

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Native title: 罪人の嘘
Also Known as: Criminal’s Lie
Country: Japan
Type: Drama
Episodes: 5
Aired: Aug 31, 2014 to Sep 28, 2014
Aired On: Sunday
Network: WOWOW

Plot

Lawyer Kasahara Takuya comes from behind to win an acquittal for Arimura Hirohito whom the death penalty was sought on charges of serial rape and murder. The families of the victims and the mass media take out their fury on Kasahara who lodged Arimura’s innocence even though he clearly had the murderous intent and committed the crimes. Kasahara coolly declares that they should blame the law since the court ruling was based on law. On the other hand, lawyer Kusunose Masashi, who was unable to forgive and abandoned the defence of an unremorseful Arimura, has complicated feelings. At that moment, a fatal allergic accident occurs to Aoba Confectionery which is affiliated with Nikkyo Holdings, a massive enterprise led by Haneda Kenzo. Kasahara is asked to defend it and he corners the plaintiff with every possible means. Matsumoto Shogo who has some dirt on Kasahara, shows up and asks for money.

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