Carlos Ghosn gets a chance to plead his innocence

Still in good nick

SEVEN WEEKS in a Japanese prison have taken a toll on Carlos Ghosn. A diet based on rice and vegetables has left the former chairman of Nissan’s cheeks thinner. His black hair is flecked with grey. But the physical effects have not made him less feisty. He used a court appearance on January 8th, the first time he has been seen in public since his arrest, to fight back against accusations of financial misconduct.

Mr Ghosn’s troubles began in November when he was detained by prosecutors at Tokyo’s Haneda airport. Nissan’s boss, Hiroto Saikawa, then revealed that an internal investigation had uncovered evidence that Mr Ghosn had underreported his pay between 2010 and 2015 and failed to declare the use of properties owned by Nissan. A day before his 23rd day in detention, the limit in Japan, he was rearrested and kept in jail while allegations of underreporting pay for a later time...

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