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Friday, November 30, 2018, 17:40
Report: Japan court extends Ghosn's detention by 10 days
By Associated Press
Friday, November 30, 2018, 17:40 By Associated Press

In this file photograph taken on Nov 8, 2018 shows chairman and CEO of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance Carlos Ghosn looks on during a visit to a Renault factory at Maubeuge, northern France. (LUDOVIC MARIN / AFP)

TOKYO — Kyodo News agency said a Japanese court has approved extending the detention of former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn for 10 more days.

Kyodo News agency reported the Tokyo District Court has approved prosecutors' request to keep Ghosn until Dec 10

The Japanese news agency said Friday that the Tokyo District Court has approved prosecutors' request to keep Ghosn until Dec 10.

Ghosn was arrested on Nov 19 by Tokyo prosecutors on suspicion he falsified his financial reports. His first 10 days in custody expires at the end of Friday.

READ MORE: Shock in Japan as Nissan's Ghosn held in financial probe

Kyodo said the court also approved a 10-day detention extension for another former Nissan executive, Greg Kelly, also arrested on suspicion of collaborating in the alleged underreporting of Ghosn's renumerations.

Brazilian-born Ghosn, sent in by alliance partner Renault SA of France, has led a dramatic turnaround at Nissan over the last two decades, rescuing Nissan from near-bankruptcy.

ALSO READ: NHK: Nissan board fires chairman Carlos Ghosn


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