Tokyo Court Rejects Another Extension of Ghosn's Detention

Society

Tokyo, Dec. 20 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo District Court dismissed on Thursday a request from public prosecutors to further extend the detention of former Nissan Motor Co. <7201> Chairman Carlos Ghosn, accused of financial misconduct in violation of Japanese law.

The court also rejected another extension of the detention of former Nissan representative director Greg Kelly, who was a key aide of the disgraced automotive executive.

Their lawyers are expected to immediately take procedures for seeking their release on bail.

It is unusual for such a request from the special investigation squad of the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office to be turned down by a court.

The prosecutors are seen as likely to file an appeal against the court's rejection of the extension requests.

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