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Flamboyant former Japanese Internet tycoon leaves jail

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Japan's one-time maverick Internet tycoon Takafumi Horie used Twitter Wednesday to announce his release from prison after serving nearly two years for accounting fraud. 

Japan's one-time maverick Internet tycoon Takafumi Horie arrives at a press conference in Tokyo on March 27, 2013 after he was released from prison. Horie used Twitter to announce his release from prison after serving nearly two years for accounting fraud.

True to form, the flamboyant dotcom entrepreneur used the social networking site to disclose that "I was released on parole at about 7:40 am!"

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