On 60 Minutes, they profiled a story about Tadamasa Goto aka the “John Gotti of Japan.” He cut a deal with the FBI to enter the US in exchange for information about Yakuza criminal activity in the US. Once he entered the US, he jumped to the top of a long waiting list for a liver transplant at UCLA Medical Center. He got a liver in just six weeks and was number 80 on the waiting list. Not only did Tadamasa Goto get a transplant, but also three of his Yakuza associates. UCLA says each of their transplants cost about $400,000 dollars and the Yakuza all paid cash. In addition to paying the bills, the Yakuza each made $100,000 donations to the transplant center. Goto donated $1 million.
Yakuza liver transplant on 60 Minutes
Supposedly, Tadamasa Goto left the Yakuza and entered priesthood