Ex-Nissan Chm. Ghosn Attends Pretrial Procedures


Tokyo, June 24 (Jiji Press)--Former Nissan Motor Co. <7201> Chairman Carlos Ghosn appeared at Tokyo District Court on Monday to attend pretrial procedures for allegedly underreporting his pay.

The case also involves Nissan as a company and former Representative Director Greg Kelly, who worked as an aide to Ghosn.

Ghosn, 65, and Kelly, 62, have been indicted for underreporting Ghosn's pay in annual securities reports in violation of the financial instruments and exchange law. Nissan has also been indicted as a company.

On Monday, Ghosn entered the court just after 10 a.m. (1 a.m. GMT) with his defense team. Kelly, dressed in a black suit, made his entry after his attorney. From the Nissan side, only its defense is believed to have attended, according to informed sources.

The day's session was the first in the pretrial procedures that also involved Kelly and Nissan.

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