TOKYO – Former President of Nissan Motor Co. Carlos Gos, who was brought to court in Japan for financial charges, replaced his legal team and attracted a lawyer for whom high-profile lawsuits were known to protect him. of legal disappointments for Mr Ghosn, who has been in Tokyo jail for almost three months and has had bail applications rejected.
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"I look forward to vigorously defending myself, and this is the beginning of the process of not only establishing my innocence but also highlighting the circumstances that led to unjust detention," Mr Ghosn said in the statement. Ghosn's legal team must conduct its first pre-trial hearing with the judge who will chair the trial.
Former Prosecutor Motonari Otsuru had guided Mr Ghosn's defense shortly after his arrest on 1
n. Otsuru will be replaced by veteran lawyer Junichiro Hironaka. Called the "Razor", Mr. Girona won some of the most famous acquittals in Japan. a friend from Saudi Arabia who helped him with a personal financial problem. Ghosn said he was innocent in the charges. He says he wrote to Nissan how much he thought he was worth, but described it as a hypothetical calculation that did not oblige Nissan to pay him anything outside his publicly reported compensation. He says Nissan has received valuable services from the Saudi company and has paid for it properly.
In interviews with Japanese and French media, he blames his arrest and accusations against him for "plotting and betrayal." At a press conference on January 8, Mr. Otsuru said he needed at least six months to begin the process. He said it is often difficult in the Japanese justice system to release bail defendants well in advance of the trial.
While Mr Ostrowo sharply criticized aspects of the prosecutor's case, he also showed some sympathy for the questioning tactics of his former colleagues. He said it was acceptable for Mr Ghosn to sign a Japanese document he can not read, as long as the content is explained verbally in English, rejecting the criticism of the practice by Mr Ghosn's son.
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