Ghosn appeals the decision of the Japanese Justice to extend his detention



Former Nissan Motor President Carlos Ghosn today appealed the Japanese Justice's decision to extend his term of detention after the prosecution presented new charges against him for hiding multimillion-dollar payments.

Ghosn remains under provisional arrest in Tokyo since November 19 and on the eve a court of the Japanese capital decided to extend its term of detention until December 20.

Prosecutors filed a formal accusation on Monday for concealing millionaire payments agreed with Nissan Motor between March 2011 and 2015, and also issued another provisional arrest warrant that affected other alleged tax infractions in the three subsequent years.

The indictment was announced when Ghosn's provisional detention period expired on Monday, forcing the prosecution to release him, to hold new charges or to announce the formal accusation against him for the events that led to his arrest.

The defense of the Franco-Brazilian executive has appealed the decision of the court to extend its period of arrest, said judicial sources to the Japanese agency Kyodo.

However, Japan's criminal procedure law would allow Ghosn's detention period to be extended again until December 30 to allow more time to continue collecting evidence for his indictment.

The charges filed by the prosecution also partially affect Nissan Motor and another manager of the firm very close to Ghosn, Greg Kelly, for its connection with the events that led to the jail to the charismatic manager and that have shocked the automotive sector.

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