The president of a consulting company, Sawayama Tarou, was arrested on suspicion of embezzlement. According to the police, he was stealing Akiyama’s fight money, and they caught him using it for a credit card payment.
In February/March of 2008, he took money five times from the account that held Akiyama’s fight money earnings, taking around 13550000 yen. Akiyama noticed in May of the same year and went to the police about it.
In 2010 he mentioned it on his blog, and it mentions his comment about how almost all of his money was stolen by someone he trusted, but that the guy is still living like nothing happened.
The police are currently investigating Sawayama for other potential crimes.