Pretrial Procedures Start for Carlos Ghosn Case


Tokyo, May 23 (Jiji Press)--Pretrial conference procedures for an aggravated breach of trust case involving former Nissan Motor Co. <7201> Chairman Carlos Ghosn started at Tokyo District Court on Thursday, in the presence of Ghosn himself.

Before a crowd of reporters, Ghosn, 65, arrived at the court around 9:30 a.m. (12:30 a.m. GMT), together with his lawyers.

On the day, the disclosure of evidence by the prosecution to the defense, among other issues, is expected to be discussed, according to informed sources.

A similar procedure is expected to be taken in late June for a case over unreported Nissan pay for Ghosn, also involving Nissan as a company and former Nissan Representative Director Greg Kelly, 62, who was a close aide to Ghosn.

When Ghosn's trial will start remains uncertain as the pretrial procedures may be prolonged.

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