TOKYO – Greg Kelly, the close aide of Carlos Ghosn who was arrested along with the former Nissan Motor Co. chairman over financial misconduct, filed a complaint on Wednesday against a court decision earlier this week to extend his detention.
Kelly, a former Nissan representative director initially arrested on Nov. 19, was served a fresh arrest warrant along with Ghosn on Monday for allegedly conspiring to understate Ghosn’s remuneration by 4.27 billion yen ($37.6 million) in securities reports while Ghosn was set to receive 7.17 billion yen in remuneration in the three years through March 2018.
On Tuesday, the Tokyo District Court approved the investigative authority to detain Ghosn and Kelly for 10 more days. Ghosn’s lawyer filed an appeal against the decision on Tuesday but it was turned down the same day.
The pair’s detention period for their initial allegations was due to expire on Monday. The fresh arrest warrants allow prosecutors to keep them in custody at a Tokyo detention center and to interrogate them further.
Ghosn and Kelly are suspected of violating the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act by underreporting Ghosn’s compensation.
They were arrested last month and indicted Monday for failing to report about 5 billion of Ghosn’s 10 billion yen compensation during the five years through March 2015 in the firm’s securities reports.