Ghosn Released On Bail After 108 Days In Detention

Ghosn released on bail after 108 days in detention

Former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn has been released on bail after spending over 100 days in custody. He has posted nearly 9 million dollars and walked out of a Tokyo detention center.

Ghosn stepped outside at around 4:30 PM local time on Wednesday. To the surprise of many, he was wearing a worker's uniform, a blue cap and mask.

He's facing a number of bail conditions.
The 64-year-old can't leave Japan.
He's prohibited from contacting people involved with the case.
And he must submit to video surveillance and internet restrictions.

Ghosn has been charged with aggravated breach of trust and underreporting his compensation -- allegations he denies.

The court made the decision to free Ghosn on bail on Tuesday. It was his third request but first with a new legal team he hired last month.

One of Ghosn's lawyers has a reputation for winning acquittals in high-profile cases.
The team filed the request last week, pitching measures to ensure Ghosn won't flee or destroy evidence.

Ghosn also needs court approval in advance to attend board meetings at Nissan or Renault.
He oversaw the alliance between those carmakers and Mitsubishi Motors.

But following his arrest, Nissan and Mitsubishi ousted him as chairman. Renault kept him in the top post, but he eventually resigned in January.