Wife: Ghosn suffers harsh treatment
The wife of Nissan’s former chairman Carlos Ghosn has written an open letter to criticize her husband’s long detention and Japan’s criminal justice system as unfair and harsh. “My husband’s is a case study in the realities of this draconian system,” Carole Ghosn wrote in a nine-page letter on Monday. Carlos Ghosn was arrested Nov 19 and has been charged with falsifying financial reporting in underreporting his income and with breach of trust in having Nissan Motor Co shoulder his personal investment losses and make payments to a Saudi businessman. Ghosn, who led Nissan for two decades and rescued the Japanese automaker from near-bankruptcy, asserted his innocence in a Tokyo court last week. It was his first public appearance since his arrest.