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Ex-Nissan boss Ghosn protested his innocence
For the first time since his arrest seven weeks ago the Ex-Nissan has expressed-in-chief Ghosn to the allegations against him. He says everything is arguing in court vehemently, his love for Nissan and assured to always have "honorably and within the law". the Christoph Neidhart, Tokio Christoph Neidhart

Christoph Neidhart is the correspondent of the süddeutsche Zeitung in Tokyo, where he lives for nine years. Previously, he was a Visiting Scholar at the Russia Institute of Harvard University and almost eight years as a correspondent in Moscow. Neidhart has published several books, most recently "the Museum of light, Peter Burger Love" and "The noodle, a culture story with a bite".

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A district court in Tokyo, has for the first time, has been a member since his arrest, Carlos Ghosn. The ousted boss of Renault-Nissan, has been sitting for 40 days in custody, protested his innocence. "I am wrongly been charged, Your honor." He love and cherish Nissan, he said to the court, and assured that he had always acted "honorably and within the law". He had never received payments that were not declared. All transactions would have accused him of, be done with Knowledge and consent of the competent Manager of Nissan.

Ghosns private stock market losses, he had overwritten allegedly at Nissan, he explained, with the 80 percent price drop of the Nissan and currency fluctuations during the financial crisis of 2008. In consequence, his Bank had required additional collateral: "I had the choice, to withdraw, or Nissan covered my non-temporary losses, as long as the led to a company loss of Nissan," said Ghosn in a firm voice. "But, a captain does not leave the ship during a storm."

Ghosns cheeks had sunken in, he seems gray

To the court date, which lasted a little more than an hour and a half, became Ghosn was wearing a dark suit and a white shirt, but no tie. These Plastic Slippers. His cheeks had sunken in, he seems gray. He stressed that he had dedicated his life to the rehabilitation of the Nissan. Thanks to him, Nissan was able to thousands of jobs and is a pillar of the Japanese economy. "For these goals, I have worked day and night." He also had a seemingly plausible explanations for a payment to the Saudi businessman Khaled Al Juffali and for a Swap-agreement with the Tokyo "Shinsei"-the Bank. His defenders provided the legal basis to Ghosns explanations. He had never in breach of the duty of a Board of Directors.

During the additional negotiation Ghosn, who was led in handcuffs into the courtroom, sat motionless between the two guards. The two present state lawyers are not expressed.

The presiding judge Yuichi Tada law, the decision Ghosn had to stay in prison made, with a flight risk: "The Suspect has bases in other countries." In addition, the risk that Ghosn attempts to influence other people, in order to cover up the facts. Ghosns lawyer Go Kondo rejected this: "The Suspect is the CEO of the French company Renault. He is more known for. It would be difficult for him to escape." And there is no risk, that he might destroy evidence.

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