On Sunday, 60 Minutes aired a report by Lara Logan on the puzzling liver transplants received by Japan's top crime bosses at UCLA Medical Center. Between 2000 and 2004, four members of Japan's Yakuza, a "powerful organized crime syndicate," received liver transplants.
Despite a long list of patients in need, Tadamasa Goto, a man described as Japan's John Gotti, received a liver in just six weeks after cutting a deal with the FBI. Logan explains how a man who shouldn't have been allowed into the US received top-notch medical care--perhaps at the expense of innocent Americans.
During Logan's report, fascinating details Yakuza culture emerge.
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