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In front of the Japanese court : Ex-Nissan boss Ghosn rejects accusations

for weeks in Japan prisoners at the end of the previous Board of Directors head of Renault partner Nissan, Carlos Ghosn, has asserted in his first appearance before the court his innocence. "Your honor, I'm innocent," said the 64-year-old prominent car Manager to the presiding judge.

He was on 19. November on suspicion of violation of stock exchange requirements. He had taken a "more honorable and legal," could be read in a dark suit and white shirt without a tie, dressed Ghosn with a firm tone of voice from a written statement.

He had filed with the court a request to hear the reasons for his detention. A date for a trial against the car Manager yet.

"I'm being accused unjustly," said Ghosn in his ten-minute explanation. Ghosn, head of Nissan's Partner Renault, looked thin as he was known from recent recordings. His cheekbones were now clearly visible. Ghosn entered the mountain to the courtroom in dark green Plastic, similar to those used in Japan in toilets in Hostels. Two guards took off his chains and sat down next to him on a bench in front of his three defenders.

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Ghosn rejects all accusations

While the 64-Year-old interpretation of the judge's language, it was otherwise silent in the approximately 50 square meters of the court room. He had always "had a love and appreciation" for Nissan, said Ghosn, who coughed during the session a few times. Any of his actions in the Nissan group, he had once saved from near Bankruptcy, was made with the Knowledge and approval of relevant persons.

He had dedicated to "two decades of my life" for Nissan. Japan's public Prosecutor's office accuses Ghosn, however, to have years of income to low given. In addition, he should have private investment losses on the group transfer. On Tuesday, the present, prosecutors have not commented, however.

Ghosn rejected all accusations. He did not receive any compensation from Nissan, which had not been disclosed.

agreements on income after his retirement at the group had been reviewed by internal and external lawyers. Still, Ghosn remains for the time being in custody. The presiding judge Yuichi Tada explained that, in view of the statements of those involved, as well as Ghosn even possible that Nissan damage had been caused.

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The detention was necessary because evidence could be destroyed and Ghosn from Japan could escape. Ghosn has three nationalities: Brazilian, Lebanese and French. (dpa)

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