Nissan ex-chairman Carlos Ghosn's lawyer appeals court bail rejection

Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn's lawyers have appealed the rejection by a Tokyo court earlier this week of their request for his release on bail.

Thursday, 17th January 2019, 7:35 am
Updated Thursday, 17th January 2019, 2:39 pm
Carlos Ghosn was dismissed by Nissan following his arrest. Picture: PA.

Ghosn, 64, was arrested on November 19 and has been charged with falsifying financial reports by allegedly under-reporting his income, and with breach of trust.

Ghosn has led Nissan for two decades. He asserted his innocence in court last week, his first public appearance since the arrest.

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Media reports said France's economy minister has asked Nissan's alliance partner Renault SA to choose a successor to Ghosn.

So far they only have named an acting chairman.

Nissan dismissed him as chairman after his arrest.