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Ghosn likely to meet press next week

Jiji Press TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The defense team for former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn is considering setting up a press conference by the disgraced automotive executive next week or later, after he was freed on bail on Wednesday from more than 100 days of detention by Japanese authorities for his alleged financial misconduct, it was learned Thursday.

Junichiro Hironaka, a lawyer for Ghosn, 64, said it would be good for him to meet with the press after he calms down. Holding a press conference before he fully regains his physical strength is not appropriate, Hironaka said.

Noting that Ghosn seems to be fatigued, the lawyer said it is expected to take time for him to recover.

Conditions, including the installation of a surveillance camera at Ghosn’s residence in Tokyo, have been attached to his release, which was approved by Tokyo District Court on Tuesday, on the third bail application by his side.

Ghosn had been detained since his first arrest on Nov. 19, 2018. He has been indicted for allegedly underreporting his pay from Nissan in violation of the financial instruments and exchange law and on suspicion of aggravated breach of trust by the transfer of his personal losses to the Japanese automaker.Speech

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