Carlos Ghosn, the high-profile auto executive whose legal travails have riveted Japan and global investors, is poised to leave jail after a court granted his latest request for bail.
A Tokyo judge approved Mr. Ghosn’s request midday Tuesday, ordering bail at 1 billion yen, or almost million, and hours later he refused prosecutors’ arguments that Mr. Ghosn should not be freed. Prosecutors have repeatedly sought to keep Mr. Ghosn behind bars until trial.
Mr. Ghosn could be released as early as Wednesday, pending payment of the bail.
Mr. Ghosn, the architect of the Nissan-Renault alliance, faces charges of financial wrongdoing, and he has been detained since November on allegations that he underreported his compensation for years to regulators.
His arrest plunged the alliance — which now includes the Japanese carmaker Mitsubishi — into chaos; it also shined a light on the Japanese legal system, where conviction rates near 100 percent.
Mr. Ghosn was routinely interrogated by prosecutors with no lawyer at his side, and he offered, without success in a previous bail hearing, to wear a tracking device to assure the court that he would remain in Japan.
Mr. Ghosn, 64, has been held in detention for 107 days. He has denied all charges.
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His potential release was won by a new legal team headed by Junichiro Hironaka, a lawyer famous for winning acquittal for clients in some notorious criminal battles in Japan. In a previous bail request, the court sided with prosecutors, who feared that Mr. Ghosn, a millionaire who holds French and Lebanese passports, could leave Japan or tamper with evidence.
At a news conference on Monday, Mr. Hironaka said he had proposed to the court that, as a condition of his bail, Mr. Ghosn be kept under guard and have limited access to outside information.
“We have suggested further measures that have suggested he could still be under watch, limiting his activities during his release,” Mr. Hironaka said.
In its decision, the court said Mr. Ghosn would be required to live in Japan and forbidden to travel abroad. Just before midnight, Mr. Ghosn released a statement, emphasizing his relief and his innocence.
“I am extremely grateful for my family and friends who have stood by me throughout this terrible ordeal,” the statement said. “I am also grateful to the NGOs and human rights activists in Japan and around the world who fight for the cause of presumption of innocence and a fair trial. I am innocent and totally committed to vigorously defending myself in a fair trial against these meritless and unsubstantiated accusations.”
The length and nature of Mr. Ghosn’s detention have prompted criticism of Japan’s criminal justice system, a point that Mr. Hironaka hammered home Monday.
In mid-December, Mr. Ghosn appeared to be on the verge of being released after the court denied a request by prosecutors to extend his detention. But the authorities then rearrested Mr. Ghosn on a new charge — breach of trust — asserting that he had transferred losses incurred during the 2008 financial crisis to Nissan.
Mr. Ghosn’s close aide Greg Kelly also was arrested in November, in connection with underreporting Mr. Ghosn’s income. Mr. Kelly was granted bail of ¥70 million (about 0,000) on Christmas Day because of ill health. Mr. Kelly, who underwent surgery for a spinal condition, remains restricted to living in Tokyo as part of that bail agreement.
Mr. Ghosn is said to have lost weight in jail. His family, in a statement on Monday, said it had appealed to the United Nations Human Rights Council over the conditions of his detention.
In an interview with Nikkei Asian Review, Mr. Ghosn blamed his arrest on “plot and treason” by executives at Nissan who had misrepresented his attempts to further deepen ties between the Japanese carmaker and Renault. At the helm of the alliance for nearly 20 years, Mr. Ghosn had pushed for more cost savings and more shared engineering and design. There was some tension within Nissan over whether Mr. Ghosn was pushing for a merger.
The approval of bail is a rare piece of good news for Mr. Ghosn. Nissan’s board dismissed him as its chairman in late November, shortly after his arrest, and Mitsubishi soon followed. He resigned as Renault’s chairman and chief executive in January.
He still has a seat, however, on the boards of all three companies.
It has been a precipitous fall for Mr. Ghosn, who achieved a level of fame uncommon for auto executives. He is credited with rescuing Renault and then Nissan from prolonged slumps after both companies had been written off by industry leaders.
The turnaround at Nissan — engineered through an American-style restructuring — was so spectacular he achieved an iconic status in Japan and became a symbol of the country’s ability to bounce back from a decade-long economic malaise after explosive growth through the 1980s.
Since Mr. Ghosn’s arrest, media reports about his high-flying lifestyle, particularly in the last five years, have cast a shadow on his corporate achievements. His living arrangements have come under scrutiny, as well as his 2016 wedding reception at Versailles, which may have been subsidized by Renault.
Mr. Ghosn’s predicament has also raised questions about Nissan’s management. The company, too, faces prosecution on charges of failing to properly report Mr. Ghosn’s compensation. The company has promised to review some corporate governance procedures and has said it is cooperating with prosecutors.
At his news conference Monday, Mr. Hironaka suggested a legal strategy for his client that could be summarized as: What did Nissan know, and when did it know it?
The company, he said, had knowledge of and had approved all the activities that led to the prosecutors’ charges.
After the announcement of Mr. Ghosn’s bail, the company issued a statement declining to comment on the court action. It said, however, that its own investigation had uncovered “substantial evidence of blatantly unethical conduct,” and that “further discoveries of Ghosn’s misconduct continue to emerge.”B:
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【第】423【章】【安】【危】 【此】【时】，【顾】【明】【朗】【满】【脑】【子】【都】【是】，【沈】【将】【军】【竟】【是】【兰】【儿】【的】【父】【亲】，【兰】【儿】【不】【是】【孤】【女】。【天】【啦】，【这】，【这】【是】【真】【的】【吗】？【兰】【儿】【不】【仅】【不】【是】【孤】【女】，【还】【是】【当】【朝】【将】【军】【之】【女】，【他】【娶】【了】【将】【军】【之】【女】！ 【顾】【明】【朗】【绝】【对】【世】【界】【有】【些】【玄】【幻】，【至】【于】【被】【亲】【岳】【父】【嫌】【弃】，【他】【是】【半】【点】【没】【注】【意】。 【半】【晌】【过】【后】，【顾】【明】【朗】【才】【找】【回】【自】【己】【的】【声】【音】，“【岳】【父】【在】【上】，【请】【受】【小】【婿】【一】