Nissan ex-chairman Ghosn files complaint for extended detention

Prosecutors rearrested Ghosn on Tuesday for under-reporting income over three years

Carlos Ghosn, former chairman of Nissan Motor, will remain in detention in Japan with no possibility of bail as long as he remains a criminal suspect. Photograph: Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

Carlos Ghosn, former chairman of Nissan Motor, will remain in detention in Japan with no possibility of bail as long as he remains a criminal suspect. Photograph: Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

 

Carlos Ghosn, the former chairman of Nissan Motor, has filed a complaint with the Tokyo district court to protest against its decision to keep him detained until December 20th after his arrest on suspicion of financial misconduct, Kyodo News reported.

The court on Tuesday approved Mr Ghosn’s detention for 10 days after prosecutors rearrested him for under-reporting his income over the last three years. He was first arrested on November 19th for the same crime, covering the five years from 2010.

On Monday, Mr Ghosn was charged for the first case.

Mr Ghosn’s lawyer in Tokyo, Motonari Otsuru, could not be reached at his office for comment.

Mr Ghosn will remain in detention with no possibility of bail as long as he remains a criminal suspect. From indictment, cases typically take months to go to trial, during which most indicted suspects who deny wrongdoing are refused bail. – Reuters