Lawyers Planning Ghosn News Conference

Lawyers planning Ghosn news conference

The defense team of former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn is preparing to hold his first news conference since leaving detention.

Ghosn was released on nine-million-dollar bail on Wednesday after being detained for 108 days. He has been arrested and indicted for aggravated breach of trust and underreporting his compensation. He denies the charges.

Ghosn's head lawyer, Junichiro Hironaka, told reporters on Thursday that his team is considering plans to hold a news conference for the 64-year-old former chairman.

He said the lawyers will discuss the timing and content when they meet later in the day.

Hironaka said he assumes Ghosn is resting at the moment, although he has not yet seen him. He added that he suspects Ghosn may not be in good health.

Asked about Ghosn's apparent disguise as a workman when he was released, Hironaka said he believes it was the idea of the lawyers who were with him.

He added that some people say Ghosn should have left detention in a more dignified manner if he is truly innocent. But, Hironaka said, others may see it as showing a sense of humor.