Carlos Ghosn hit with extra charges by Tokyo prosecutors

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Carlos Ghosn, former head of the Renault-Nissan alliance, has been accused of under-reporting his pay Carlos Ghosn, former head of the Renault-Nissan alliance, has been accused of under-reporting his payKIMIMASA MAYAMA/EPA

Carlos Ghosn is facing several more months behind bars after he was charged with two new counts of financial misconduct yesterday.

The former Nissan chairman was indicted by Tokyo prosecutors for aggravated breach of trust and a further charge of under-reporting his pay.

The new charges leave Mr Ghosn, 64, facing up to six extra months in jail until his trial begins. A bail application will be heard on Tuesday but is likely to be rejected. The Brazilian-born businessman, who protests his innocence, has spent 55 days in a prison cell since his initial arrest.

Mr Ghosn was first taken into custody on November 19 for allegedly understating his pay and has had his detention extended several times.

Until recently, he was considered the automotive…

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