NISSAN’S GHOSN ASSERTS INNOCENCE AT HEARING
The former chairman of Japan’s Nissan Motor Co., Carlos Ghosn, denied any wrongdoing at a court hearing in Tokyo on Tuesday. It was Ghosn’s first public appearance since he was arrested Nov. 19 and charged with false financial reporting. “Your honor, I am innocent of the accusations against me,” Ghosn told the judge. “I am wrongfully accused.” Prosecutors have charged Ghosn, who led a turnaround at the Japanese automaker over the past two decades, with falsifying financial reports in underreporting his income by about 5 billion yen ($44 million) over five years through 2015.