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Toshiba accounting irregularities fall into 2 cases

TOKYO -- Toshiba's iffy accounting came under a brighter spotlight Friday, when details on nine infrastructure-related projects with inflated profits were made public.

     Half of the profit inflation on a yen basis was posted for fiscal 2013, while many cases already had indications of possible future problems at the time of the order or relied on unrealistic cost-cutting plans. These details all point to lax bookkeeping under increased pressure to make budget or earnings targets.

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