BUSINESS Tokyo court denies ex-Nissan chief Ghosn's bail request

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Tokyo court denies ex-Nissan chief Ghosn's bail request

AFP

11:34, January 22, 2019

A Tokyo court on Tuesday rejected a fresh bail request from ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn, despite his pledge to stay in Japan if released before trial on financial misconduct charges.

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File photo taken on January 6, 2015 then President and CEO of Japan's auto company Nissan Carlos Ghosn, gestures during a press conference in Rio de Janeiro. Lawyers for former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn on January 17, 2019 appealed a decision by a Tokyo court to refuse him bail as he faces charges on three counts of financial misconduct. (File photos: VCG)

The Tokyo District Court confirmed it had denied the request by lawyers for the auto tycoon, who has been in detention since his shock arrest on November 19.

Cover image: On November 20, 2013 then-Nissan Motor president Carlos Ghosn speakes during a press briefing at the company's booth at the Tokyo Motor Show in Tokyo. Carlos Ghosn will learn his fate on January 21, 2019 as a Tokyo court rules on his bail request after he vowed to remain in Japan if released and offered to provide more collateral. 

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