Ghosn faces new financial charges in Japan
Japanese prosecutors brought fresh charges of financial wrongdoing Friday against Carlos Ghosn, the embattled global auto chief who sits in a Tokyo jail.
The allegations raise the stakes in a showdown between Ghosn, until recently the head of the car-making alliance of Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi, and prosecutors, who have been working with whistleblowers at Nissan. It also signals that prosecutors are undeterred by Ghosn’s assertion of innocence in court.
Ghosn’s lawyers said they had applied for his release on bail, but the court was not expected to rule until at least Tuesday.