In view of the flight to Lebanon by Carlos Ghosn, the former chairman of Nissan Motor Co., at the age of 65, the Tokyo District Attorney’s Office asked the legal team to submit the computers and meeting records he used while on bail. The Tokyo district prosecutor said he would “cooperate with relevant agencies to clear the fugitive and properly respond to it through a prompt and reasonable search.”
Japan’s Kyodo news agency reported that Goehn’s lawyer, Ichiro Hirohito, said Thursday that the Tokyo District Attorney’s Office asked the legal team to submit the computers and meeting records that Mr. Ghosn used while on bail. Ichiro Hirohito said he would agree to submit if there was no problem after the discussion. It is understood that the prosecution did not ask for information from counsel.
On April 4, Ghosn’s legal team gathered for the first time after his escape to a tokyo-based law firm and held a meeting, confirming that it would try to contact Ghosn himself through a Lebanese lawyer in the near future and planning to resign from his defence on the basis of confirmation of Ghosn’s wishes.
Hong said the last time the legal team met Mr. Ghosn was on December 25, 2019, when the pre-trial formalities were carried out in the Tokyo District Court, and have not been contacted since. According to the legal team, No one had heard that Ghosn wanted to travel overseas, nor did he mention the escape when he interviewed his wife, Carol, using the videoconferencing system.
In addition, on The Absconded, Tokyo District Attorney’s Office second-in-class prosecutor Saito Lombo 5 comments, “This is a disregard for our judicial procedures, may constitute a crime, very sorry.” He also said that “we will work with relevant agencies to find out the fugitive through a prompt and reasonable search and properly respond to it.”
Saito said prosecutors had to ask for Mr. Ghosn’s detention because of his financial strength and multiple overseas strongholds, which were prone to flight;