Tokyo, Jan 22 (IANS) A court that is hearing the case of ousted Nissan president Carlos Ghosn once again rejected his bail plea on Tuesday.
This is the second time that the judge has rejected Ghosn’s bail plea, reports Efe news.
The court turned the first request down on the grounds that Ghosn, 64, could flee the country and potentially destroy evidence.
Ghosn has already spent more than two months in detention while he is investigated for underreporting his compensation and for breach of trust.
The court’s decision comes a day after Ghosn pledged in a statement to accept any condition set by the Japanese judiciary to obtain bail, from surrendering his passport to refraining from communicating with potential witnesses and appearing at the Public Prosecutor’s office daily.
His lawyers had already predicted this situation and said he will probably be detained until the trial begins, which could take about six months owing to the complexity of the investigation and its multilingual documents.
Ghosn was arrested on November 19, 2018 and is charged by the prosecution with concealing remuneration worth millions agreed with Nissan and of violating the company’s confidence by using its funds to cover personal losses incurred on the financial markets.