An apex of Tokyo has on Tuesday, dismissed former Nissan Motor Co limited chairman Carlos Ghosn’s request for release on bail of after his court trial last week over two new charges.
After Ghosn’s surprise arrest on November 19, 2018, he waited for a lengthy criminal trial which could be as long as six months away, according to Reuters news reports.
Last week in Tokyo’s court, Ghosn was indicted over aggravated breach of trust for the temporary transaction of his personal investment losses to Nissan in 2008, and for under-reporting his income for three years through March 2018. Though, Carlos Ghosn denied all the charges and allegations against him.
However, at his court trial last week, Ghosn told the court, “Your honour, I am innocent of the accusations against me.” Ghosn defended himself with saying “I am wrongfully accused”.
He said: “I have been wrongly accused and unfairly detained based on merit-less and unsubstantiated accusations.”
Since his arrest, Ghosn has been removed from chairmanship position at Nissan and Mitsubishi company, but still remains chairman and chief executive officer at Renault.
The official said on Monday, the French government will be supporting Ghosn unless it becomes clear that Ghosn will be “chronically incapacitated” by Japan’s investigation.