]>> Japanese prosecutors are set to indict Carlos Ghosn again on Friday on two more charges of financial misconduct. That's according to a Reuters' source with knowledge of the case. Ghosn's been detained in Tokyo since November when he was arrested on charges of under-reporting his income while he was chairman of automaker, Nissan.
The new wave of charges have been widely expected. They relate to allegations Ghosn temporarily transferred investment losses to Nissan and understated his level of compensation. Both add to an earlier charge of Ghosn underreporting his income by around half over a five-year period. In a Tuesday court appearance in Tokyo, Ghosn made his first public statement since the arrest.
His legal team held a press conference the same day where they disputed the criminal nature of the charges.>>
> We as the lawyers representing Ghosn believe there's no reason to keep holding him. The Tokyo court rejected an appeal by Ghosn's lawyers to end his detention, with his legal team saying they expect that it will be at least six months before trial.
A member of the team told Reuters they will apply for bail for Ghosn after his current detention period ends on Friday. Both the Tokyo Prosecutor's Office and Nissan declined to comment when approached by Reuters.