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Editorial: Court ruling condemns fugitive Ghosn as key culprit in wrongdoing

The charismatic leader of a giant corporation who jumped bail and fled to Lebanon has in absentia been held criminally responsible in court. This case also raised serious questions to how corporate culture and the judicial system should function.   The Tokyo District Court has handed down a guilty ruling for Greg Kelly, a former representative director of Nissan Motor….Read more

  • March 7, 2022
  • , The Japan News , 2:57 p.m.
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Greg Kelly’s defense team seeks appellate court review of suspended guilty verdict

The Saturday editions of all national papers reported that the defense counsel of former Nissan executive Greg Kelly filed an appeal with the Tokyo High court on Friday asking for a review of a lower court ruling convicting him on one account of underreporting former Chairman Carlos Ghosn’s income for 2017. The attorneys of the American businessman are calling for….Read more

  • March 5, 2022
  • , All national papers
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Suspected money-laundering transactions hit record high in Japan

Tokyo, March 3 (Jiji Press)–Financial institutions and others in Japan reported record 530,150 transactions of suspected money laundering last year, up by 97,948 from the previous year, the National Police Agency said Thursday.   The rise came apparently due to financial institutions’ strengthening of surveillance. Artificial intelligence is being used to efficiently check suspicious transactions.   Under the Act on….Read more

  • March 3, 2022
  • , Jiji Press , 3:29 p.m.
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Greg Kelly comments on guilty verdict

All national papers reported that former Nissan executive Greg Kelly released a statement on Thursday regarding the Tokyo District Court ruling finding him guilty of falsifying the renumeration of former Chairman Carlos Ghosn for 2017 in collusion with Ghosn and Nissan. “I was extremely surprised and shocked by the verdict, as I have consistently acted by prioritizing the best interests….Read more

  • March 4, 2022
  • , All national papers , Jiji
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Ambassador Emanuel comments on Greg Kelly ruling

NHK reported online that Ambassador Emanuel released a comment regarding the sentence handed down to former Nissan executive Greg Kelly in the morning, quoting him as saying: “We are relieved that the legal process has concluded, and Mr. and Mrs. Kelly can return home. While this has been a long three years for the Kelly family, this chapter has come….Read more

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Greg Kelly found guilty of underreporting Ghosn’s income, gets suspended sentence

 NHK reported that the Tokyo District Court sentenced former Nissan executive Greg Kelly to six months in prison, suspended for three years, finding him guilty of underreporting former Chairman Ghosn’s remuneration for 2017. The presiding judge reportedly concluded that only for 2017 did Kelly file a false report on Ghosn’s pay in collusion with Nissan. The defendant, however, was cleared….Read more

  • March 3, 2022
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U.S. database found no records of fingerprints requested by Japanese police in 2021

Nikkei wrote yesterday that according to the National Police Agency, it made 2,089 requests to the FBI last year to cross-reference the fingerprints of suspects based on the bilateral “Cooperative Agreement in Preventing and Combating Serious Crimes.” However, the U.S. database containing the fingerprints of 79 million individuals found no matching records.

  • February 28, 2022
  • , Nikkei evening edition
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Ex-Ghosn aide Kelly confident of winning acquittal ahead of ruling

TOKYO – Former Nissan Motor Co. executive Greg Kelly is confident he can win an acquittal over his alleged involvement in underreporting compensation for his former boss and one-time corporate superstar Carlos Ghosn as a court is scheduled to hand down a ruling on Thursday.   “There was no need to report because Carlos Ghosn never got paid, and there….Read more

  • February 27, 2022
  • , Kyodo News , 10:08 a.m.
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Information on one suspect provided to U.S. in 2021 under cooperative agreement

By Yoshida Shimpachi   On Feb. 24, the National Police Agency (NPA) reported on the 2021 implementation status of the “Cooperative Agreement in Preventing and Combating Serious Crimes.” This agreement allows sharing of criminal suspects’ fingerprint data between American and Japanese investigative authorities. The criminal record of one suspect was provided to the U.S. for the first time in 2021,….Read more

  • February 25, 2022
  • , Asahi , p. 30
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Greg Kelly denies underreporting Ghosn’s salary in media interview

Sunday’s Asahi carried an interview with former Nissan executive Greg Kelly, who was indicted for conspiracy in connection with the auto giant’s alleged failure to provide accurate data on the remuneration of former Chairman Carlos Ghosn. The Tokyo District Court plans to issue a ruling on March 3. Kelly reportedly recalled that he was shocked to learn that his former….Read more

  • February 27, 2022
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