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)