Former Nissan Chair Ghosn Gets Bail After Three-Month Imprisonment

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[스페셜경제= Dongsu Kim] Ousted Nissan Motor Company chairman Carlos Ghosn has been granted bail on Tuesday after over three months of detention following his arrest over alleged financial crimes, on condition that he will oblige to video surveillance and monitoring of communications.

Ghosn, the brains of the Renault-Nissan partnership, will be able to walk free as early as Tuesday afternoon after a bail set at 1 billion yen ($8.9 million), according to Reuters. The grant is seen as a victory for the former chairman's recently overhauled legal team as they wait for his trial.

He was charged with aggravated violation of trust as well as under-reporting of his compensation at the Japanese automaker for almost 10 years that amounts to $82 million. Ghosn, who denied the allegations, will face up to a decade of imprisonment if he is convicted of all the charges against him.

Reuters added that the ex-chair will be released from the Tokyo Detention Center after 107 days in custody and after he has collected the funds needed to make his bail payment. The grant came a day after the head of Ghosn's newly revamped defense team said he was positive the detained executive would be given bail with a promise to submit to surveillance.

On Monday, lead lawyer Junichiro Hironaka said Ghosn agreed to submit to restrictions that included video surveillance and monitoring of his communications as a condition for his bail. Previous rejections were made based on concerns that the former executive would tamper with evidence.

Since his appointment to the legal team, Hironaka argued that the accusations should have been dealt with as an internal company matter without prosecutors being involved. He also criticized the judicial system for detaining Ghosn. The France-based lawyers also revealed that they sent a complaint to the United Nations, saying that their client's rights had been violated during his imprisonment in Japan.


곤 前 르노 및 닛산 회장, 압수수색 당해

[스페셜경제= 김동수 기자] 카를로스 곤 전 르노 회장이 회사 공금으로 자신의 결혼식 비용을 냈다는 의혹을 받고있다. 이에 프랑스 결찰은 르노 본사를 전격 압수수색했다.

경찰은 앞서 지난달에도 곤 전 회장의 공금 유용 혐의와 관련해 자택을 압수수색한 바 있다.

현재 곤 전 회장은 2016년 10월 파리 근교 베르사유궁에서 열린 자신의 결혼식 대관료를 르노의 베르사유궁에 대한 후원비용으로 충당한 혐의를 받고 있다. 곤 전 회장의 변호인은 "곤이 베르사유 측으로부터 계산서를 받지 못해 공짜였다고 생각했다"며 "곧 해당 비용을 정산할 것"이라고 말했다.

[저작권자ⓒ 스페셜경제. 무단전재-재배포 금지]

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