The newest: Nissan & # 39; s Ghosn tells Japan that he is innocent
TOKYO (AP) – The most recent appearance of former Nissan Motor Co. president Carlos Ghosn in Tokyo court (all times local):
From Yuri Kageyama
Former Nissan President Carlos Ghosn from Japan will confirm his innocence on Tuesday in a court in Tokyo, according to his prepared statement that addresses all the accusations that led to his arrest on 19 November.
The statement, which was to be delivered by Ghosn at the hearing, was released to The Associated Press by a person near Ghosn and his family. They shared the information on condition of anonymity because of the confidential nature.
In the statement, Ghosn said that the investment losses that he accused was due to the fact that he had to be paid in yen and he had asked Nissan to take the collateral temporarily and the company did not suffer any losses.
Journalists are waiting for a vehicle with former chairman Carlos Ghosn of Nissan, who leaves the Tokyo detention center in Tokyo on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. Ghosn gets his day in court to demand the reason for his lengthy detention by the Tokyo authorities. The Tuesday hearing would be his first public appearance since his arrest on 19 November. (AP Photo / Eugene Hoshiko)
Ghosn stressed that he had dedicated himself to Nissan.
The former chairman of the Japanese Nissan Motor Co., Carlos Ghosn, gets his day in court to demand the reason for his long-term detention – his first public appearance since his arrest on 19 November.
Honored in the global automotive industry, Ghosn was accused of forging financial reports in underreporting his earnings. The session week in the courtroom marks his first chance to tell his side of the story immediately.
In Japan, suspects are routinely detained without bail, often because of fear of tampering evidence. Prosecutors of Tokyo have said that Ghosn is a flight risk. Ghosn is a Brazilian born Frenchman with Lebanese origin.
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