Ex-Nissan chief enters Tokyo court ahead of trial

15 September 2020
2020-09-15 12:39

Former Nissan executive Greg Kelly was seen entering Tokyo District Court on Tuesday as the criminal trial against him opened. It's the latest chapter in the unfolding scandal of Carlos Ghosn, a superstar at Nissan Motor Co. until he and Kelly were arrested in late 2018. The charges centre around Kelly's role in alleged underreporting of Ghosn's future compensation by about 85 million US dollars, a violation of financial laws. Kelly said he was innocent. Nissan has already acknowledged guilt, made corrections to the compensation documents submitted to the authorities, and has started paying a 22.6 million US dollars fine. Ghosn skipped bail late last year and is now in Lebanon, which has no extradition treaty with Japan. The trial is expected to last around a year.

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