As reported by Reuters, the ex-CEO of Nissan said that he, "is wrongly accused and unfairly detained based on meritless and unsubstantiated accusations."
Speaking at the Tokyo District Court, he went on to add that "Contrary to the accusations made by the prosecutors, he never received any compensation from Nissan that was not disclosed, nor did he ever enter into any binding contract with Nissan to be paid a fixed amount that was not disclosed.”
Said to have lost 10kg in weight during his 50-day detention, Carlos Ghosn reportedly looked thinner and wore a dark suit with a rope around his waist at the trial.
His detention was prolonged as judge Yuichi Tada said that Ghosn is a possible flight risk.
Charged with under-reporting his compensation and on allegations of breach of trust in shifting personal losses of around S$23 million to Nissan, Ghosn is expected tot o remain in detention through his trial.