Japanese swimmer Naoya Tomita convicted of stealing camera

Seoul: A South Korean court yesterday found disgraced Japanese swimmer Naoya Tomita guilty of stealing a journalist's camera at the Asian Games last year.

Naoya Tomita
Naoya Tomita 

The court in the western port city of Incheon ordered Tomita to pay a fine of one million won (Rs 56,794) after being convicted of theft, according to Yonhap news agency.

Tomita, a gold medallist at the 2010 Asian Games, was booted out of last year's event in Incheon after police brought charges against him. At the time, he paid a one million won fine imposed by prosecutors for the alleged theft, and in Japan he was slapped with an 18-month ban.

Initially he admitted stealing the $7,600 (Rs 4.85 lakh) camera, but later denied the theft.

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