Prosecutors Seize Mobile Phone, Passport of Ghosn's Wife

Society

Tokyo, April 4 (Jiji Press)--Public prosecutors confiscated a mobile phone and a passport of the wife of former Nissan Motor Co. <7201> Chairman Carlos Ghosn around the time of his rearrest Thursday, a lawyer for Ghosn said.

The Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office seized Ghosn's diaries, notebooks and other objects, as well as the wife's mobile phone and passport, during a raid linked to his fourth arrest, Junichiro Hironaka told a press conference on the day.

At the time of the raid, the wife was with Ghosn at a camera-monitored residence, where he had lived since his release on bail in early March.

Ghosn were served three arrest warrants before now, and materials related to the case were seized long ago, Hironaka said.

Arguing that the residence in Tokyo had few important items other than documents for Ghosn's upcoming trial, Hironaka criticized the prosecutors, saying that their seizure had no rationality and infringed upon defense rights.

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