The Japanese prisoners at the end of the previous Board of Directors head of Renault partner Nissan, Carlos Ghosn, appeared in court on Tuesday. He had requested the public hearing, to be able to learn the concrete reason for its since about a month pre-trial detention and take a stand. According to his son Anthony he should get ten minutes of time.

He’ll be accused of “wrongly”, it said in a written statement, the 64-Year-olds. His detention referred to Ghosn as “unjustified”. In the for the hearing prepared opinion, he said, “to have legal and with the Knowledge and approval” of the competent company bodies traded.

Ghosn and his former Confidant Greg Kelly were on 19. November in Tokyo on suspicion of violation of stock exchange requirements. It Ghosns was the first public appearance since the arrest. The former Nissan chief is suspected in Japan for many years, a lot of low income are declared and to capital of the car manufacturer Nissan is enriched.

Kelly was released recently on bail from custody. Ghosn, in contrast, remains in custody after the prosecution had levied more accusations against the car Manager. Therefore, he should also be transferred to private investment losses to his former employer Nissan. Only at the 31. Last December, the Tokyo district court shall remand for Ghosn Once again up to 11. January extended.

judge Yuichi Tada (above, m.) in front of the Ghosn-hearing; on the right, the defender team

He entered the court room in Tokyo on Tuesday morning in a dark suit without a tie and with two guards. They took him then, his hand cuffs, and sat down next to him on a bench in front of his three lawyers. The performance was accompanied by great public interest with More than 1100 people came before the start of the hearing to the court in Tokyo to get one of the 14 spectator seats in the courtroom.

The judge-made law, the remand for Ghosn made. There is a risk of absconding existed. In addition, it must be prevented that the Accused evidence distort.

Nissan and the Japanese car maker Mitsubishi sold Ghosn because of the affair, as Chairman of its Board of Directors, Renault holds officially to him as Chairman of the Board. The transactions for Renault leads for the time being, and his Deputy Thierry Bolloré.


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