Mizuho Financial Group President Yasuhiro Sato (2nd R) attends a news conference at the Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo October 28, 2013. Mizuho Financial Group looks likely to escape serious ... more 
Mizuho Financial Group President Yasuhiro Sato (2nd R) attends a news conference at the Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo October 28, 2013. Mizuho Financial Group looks likely to escape serious penalty in a loans-to-mobsters scandal after an outside panel said on Monday that Japan's second-biggest bank by assets did not intentionally cover up the shady lending. REUTERS/Issei Kato (JAPAN - Tags: BUSINESS) less 
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Mon, Oct 28, 2013 7:28 AM EDT