Former Nissan Motor President Carlos Ghosn, who is detained in Japan, will remain in jail until January 1, after a court in the country approved the Tokyo prosecutor's request to extend his detention by 10 days.
The 64-year-old French-Brazilian businessman has been in pretrial detention since November 19 for allegedly concealing from the authorities millionaire income agreed with the company since 2011 and an alleged breach of confidence aggravated by seeking Nissan to assume a series of personal investment losses. .
The extent of the arrest is linked to that latest accusation.
About Ghosn weigh to date three arrest warrants, only one of them with formal accusation, for the alleged concealment of income fixed between 2011 and 2015.
It is pending that the prosecution takes decisions on the second arrest warrant, related to the income set between 2015 and 2018, as well as the third order announced two days ago.
The sudden request of the prosecution came before the imminent release of Ghosn, after a city court on Thursday refused to extend the detention linked to the second order and opened the door to his lawyer to request bail.
When a new charge was filed, the prosecution voided that possibility, which can only be processed once the pending formal accusations are known and new charges do not arise.
The supposed concealment of Ghosn's remuneration affects some 8,000 million yen (63 million euros or 72 million dollars) between 2011 and 2018, and is also suspected of seeking Nissan to assume millionaire losses from a company of its own by investments with financial derivatives. in the wake of the 2008 crisis.
Ghosn, one of the leading figures in the global automotive sector, fell out of favor as a result of his detention in Tokyo.
Four days after his arrest he was replaced as president of Nissan, however, remains as president of Renault, the firm that has an alliance with the Japanese manufacturer for almost two decades and that Ghosn himself forged, among others.