Ghosn’s lawyers ask court for trial separate from Nissan and former director Kelly

April 2, 2019

TOKYO (Reuters) – Lawyers for former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn on Tuesday said they had asked that their client stand trial for alleged financial wrongdoing separately from Nissan because the company is helping prosecutors.

In a statement, Ghosn’s lawyers also asked that he stand trial separately for former Nissan director Greg Kelly, who was accused along with Ghosn of hiding part of the former chairman’s income.

The statement did not say why Ghosn did not want to be tried with Kelly. Ghosn’s lawyers were unavailable to comment.

(Reporting by Tim Kelly; Editing by David Dolan)

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