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

02 April 2019 - 09:00 By Reuters
Carlos Ghosn
Carlos Ghosn
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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.