Two solicitors safeguarding the former Chief of Nissan, Carlos Ghosn on the accusations of financial misconduct submitted their resignations as per the statement from their law firm. There was no urgent reason as to why the advocates who include the lead lawyer Motonari Otsuru, were quitting the defense team of Ghosn. The firm refused to comment on the decision.
In a brief statement, the firm only told that “ today Otsuru and (Masato) Oshikubo submitted letters of resignation to the court as the defense lawyers for the case of Mr. Ghosn”.
The former executive of Nissan has been in detention since November 19 and confronts three charges including under-reporting his reimbursement and seeking to shift losses to the books of the employer.
Though Otsuru has solved some of the high-publicity cases of Japan, actually he is known for a low media presence and spoke publicly once only about the Ghosn case at a press conference.
He maintains a cautious figure, professing that his client was supposed to make bail before his case came to court and claiming that could take at least six months.
As a former prosecutor, the representation of Ghosn by Otsuru set him in a conflict against one of his old colleagues.
Otsuru directly refused to condemn the conditions his former client was being held in, though former Nissan Chief told in an interview, that he was in a “ very hard” situation and banged authorities for declining him bail.