Ghosn’s Attorneys Renew Judicial Critique

Bill Hampton

Carlos Ghosn’s defense lawyers are renewing their complaints that harsh and unjustified actions by Japanese prosecutors have hampered his ability to prepare an effective defense.

The legal team representing the former Nissan Motor Co. chairman note that he endured more than 100 days of detention and solitary confinement before being released on bail under extremely strict conditions.

Ghosn, who was arrested a year ago, isn’t expected to go to trial until next spring on two charges of failing to report 9 billion yen ($82 million) in deferred compensation over eight years. He faces further trials on two more claims that he misused corporate funds for his own gain or to benefits friends and relatives.