Ghosn would not get fair trial if tried alongside former employer Nissan
Lawyer says that carmaker is more like a prosecutor than a defendant in the case
Ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn would not get a fair trial by a Tokyo court if he were tried alongside his former employer, a lawyer for Ghosn said on Tuesday, saying the carmaker was more like a prosecutor than a defendant in the case.
"No matter how you look at it, having Ghosn sit alongside Nissan at the trial would be peculiar, it would go against his right to a fair trial," Junichiro Hironaka told a briefing.
Earlier on Tuesday, lawyers for the former Nissan Motor chairman said they asked a Tokyo court that he stand trial for alleged financial wrongdoing separately from Nissan because the company is helping prosecutors.