As a result of the filing of fresh charges in a separate crime, Carlos Ghosn’s detentions is likely to be extended up to December 30, 2018.
On Tuesday, Japan’s Sankei newspaper reported, prosecutors plan on arresting Carlos Ghosn on a fresh claim of understating his income. The development could potentially see the former chairman of Nissan Motor Co remain in detention until the end of 2018.
Ghosn has remained in detention in Tokyo since November 19, the day he was arrested on suspicion of conspiring with former Nissan Representative Director Greg Kelly to understate his compensation by nearly 50% of the actual $88 million (10 billion yen) from 2010.
Authorities in Tokyo have extended his detention upto December 10, 2108, which is now likely to extend up to December 30, 2018.
The Tokyo prosecutors’ office declined to comment on the report.
Incidentally, in Japan, criminal suspects can be kept in custody for ten days which could be extended for another ten days provided judge approves prosecutors’ request for extension. At the end of this period, prosecutors must file a formal charge failing which they will be forced to let the suspect go.
However, prosecutors can arrest the suspects for a separate crime, in which case, the entire process get reset. This can be repeated several times leading to the suspects being detained for months on ends without formal charges being pressed or without them getting any bail.
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