Trial of former Carlos Ghosn expected to start in September

Carlos Ghosn Renault-Nissan

The trial of former Nissan Motor boss Carlos Ghosn on charges of under-reporting his income is expected to start in Tokyo in September, Japan’s public broadcaster NHK stated on Wednesday.

Ghosn’s first court appearance may be on May 23 as part of the plans for the trial, NHK said, mentioning sources knowledgeable with discussions between the prosecution and the defense.

Ghosn was released on $9 million bail this month after spending over 100 days in a Tokyo detention center. He deals with charges of under-reporting his salary at Nissan by about $82 million over almost a decade.

Ghosn dismissed the charges as “meritless”.

He was stripped of the role of Nissan chairman but is still a board member.

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