Case Ghosn : the prosecutor of Tokyo opened a third folder

Tokyo "The worst of Kosuge, it was the hope disappointed of a liberation," recalls Masaru Sato. This ex-diplomat of japan has spent 512 days in detention i

Case Ghosn : the prosecutor of Tokyo opened a third folder

Tokyo

"The worst of Kosuge, it was the hope disappointed of a liberation," recalls Masaru Sato. This ex-diplomat of japan has spent 512 days in detention in conditions similar to those of Carlos Ghosn at the beginning of the years 2000. And Friday, the architect of the Alliance Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi has had to go through the same emotions.

in all likelihood, his release was only a matter of days, or even hours, Thursday night. The judge in charge of his case had denied the public prosecutor of Tokyo the extension of his custody, to the amazement general: in 2017, 0.21% of applications have been rejected. Already in the early morning, the lawyer of the leader, Motonari Otsuru, had reported the first statements combatives of his client. He promised a press conference, the first step to "wash his honor".

But, a few hours later, the prosecutor stopped Carlos Ghosn on new charges of"breach of trust aggravated": it would have transferred to the Nissan losses on a personal investment of $ 16.6 million at the fall of Lehman in October 2008.

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These charges are more serious than those which had justified his first arrest, on 19 November, on the tarmac of the airport of Tokyo-Haneda. These developments are normally prescribed (the prescribed period is seven years in Japan). But the prosecutor circumvents the obstacle by arguing that the time spent abroad does not count in the calculation. Carlos Ghosn risk the same penalty as for the charges previous: ten years in prison with hard labour and a fine of 10 million yen (78.400 euros). He would not have denied the facts, but the money would have been transferred to his personal account once he would have seen the illegal character of the transaction.

"Carlos Ghosn is not out of the woods"

Kana Sasakura, criminologist

Greg Kelly, director of Nissan and close associate of Carlos Ghosn, seems to be out of the question in this new folder. His lawyer has filed a request for release and it should be fixed on his fate next week. He suffers from back pain for which he had planned to be operated in the United States prior to his arrest with Carlos Ghosn. It is possible that her state of health rushes its output.

A new race legal is committed to Carlos Ghosn. This arrest to freeze to the bail application that he hoped to win Thursday night in the course of his first examination. The same carousel court begins again with a new police custody of ten days, renewable.

"For Carlos Ghosn so now," says the criminologist Kana Sasakura, it would be necessary, first, that a judge refuses the attorney's request for police custody for the new charge ; and then his lawyer filed an application for the bail about the first charge. Therefore, it is not the end of his sentences." The prosecutor raided the home tokyo's Carlos Ghosn on Friday in front of the cameras in the country. The ballet of cars to diplomatic embassies brazilian, lebanese and French -the three nationalities of Carlos Ghosn - is continuing at the prison Kosuge, where they coordinate their visits.

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Updated Date: 26 December 2018, 00:00

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