Ghosn To Be Indicted On Extra Charge

Ghosn to be indicted on extra charge

Tokyo prosecutors are expected to bring another charge of aggravated breach of trust against ousted Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn.

They are likely to issue the indictment on Monday, when Ghosn's latest period of detention is due to expire. The court set his detention this time at eight days which is two days shorter than prosecutors had sought.

Ghosn was arrested on April 4 for a fourth time on suspicion of redirecting funds sent to a Nissan dealership in Oman to his own account, causing alleged losses of more than 5 million dollars for the automaker.

Sources say Ghosn's shell company sent about 3 billion yen, or roughly 27 million dollars, to a US-based firm owned by his son, and at least 8 million dollars to another shell company headed by his wife, Carole.

They say emails have been found that point to the irregularities.

Ghosn denies all the allegations. His lawyers are expected to immediately seek bail for his early release if an extra charge is brought against him.