Ghosn Pledges to Stay in Japan for Bail

Society

New York, Jan. 20 (Jiji Press)--Former Nissan Motor Co. <7201> Chairman Carlos Ghosn on Sunday made a fresh effort to end his detention since last November by pledging to remain in Japan if bail is granted.

"As the court considers my bail application, I want to emphasize that I will reside in Japan and respect any and all bail conditions the court concludes are warranted," Ghosn said in a statement released by a representative of his family.

"I will attend my trial not only because I am legally obliged to do so, but because I am eager to finally have the opportunity to defend myself," Ghosn said.

"I am not guilty of the charges against me and I look forward to defending my reputation in the courtroom; nothing is more important to me or to my family."

Ghosn's defense on Friday filed a fresh bail application with Tokyo District Court, after the previous one was rejected earlier this month. He has been in detention since his arrest on Nov. 19.

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