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Wakanoho to receive severance pay
The Daily Yomiuri
The Japan Sumo Association intends to make a severance payment to former wrestler Wakanoho, who was fired in August after his arrest for marijuana possession, it was learned Monday.
The payment, believed to be more than 5 million yen, will be discussed and likely approved at a board meeting.
Wakanoho, whose real name is Soslan Gagloev, has filed a lawsuit seeking to nullify his dismissal, and also is demanding unpaid salary. If his suit fails, the JSA will authorize the severance payment.
Association policy states that wrestlers and stablemasters who are expelled …