Predictably – So-Called Tokyo “Court” Secretly Prolongs Detention of Carlos Ghosn By 10 Days According to TV Asahi

AutoInformed.com on Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance

Under so-called Japanese law, which appears to be a tsunami-sized affront to U.S. law and its English common law precedents, prosecutors can then demand that Ghosn be held for another 10 days — that is jail time until to 11 January 2019, AutoInformed predicted last week when new charges appear.

The Tokyo District Court has extended the detention of ex-Nissan Motor Company chairman Carlos Ghosn by another 10 days, TV Asahi reported on Monday or late Sunday evening in Detroit, the headquarters of AutoInformed. (See John Harris: http://www.fccj.or.jp/number-1-shimbun/item/1161-the-savior-who-fell-to-earth.htm)

Ghosn, accused of aggravated breach of trust, is facing allegations of making the car maker take on ¥1.85 billion ($16.8 million) in investment losses that allegedly were his. (See AutoInformed from last Sunday: Japanese Justice or Farce?)

Last week we predicted that Ghosn will remain in Tokyo’s main detention center, in a tiny cell where he has been confined since his first arrest on 19 November on allegations of financial misconduct.

Carlos Ghosn remains in a tiny jail cell for at least the rest of the year a Tokyo court ruled today, Sunday 23 December 2018. Ghosn stays locked up until 1 January 2019, giving the Japanese “authorities” added time to question him – without his lawyer present – on more alleged wrongdoings as Nissan Motors CEO.

Under so-called Japanese law, which appears to be a tsunami-sized affront to U.S. law and its English common law precedents, prosecutors can then demand that Ghosn be held for another 10 days — that is jail time until to 11 January 2019. AutoInformed won’t be surprised if another alleged charge is filed then. (Nissan Mired in Japanese Corporate Governance Scandals)

 

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Ken Zino is an auto industry veteran with global experience in print, broadcast and electronic media. He has auto testing, marketing, public relations and communications expertise garnered while working in Asia, Europe and the U.S.
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