‘I always acted with integrity’, Carlos Ghosn tells court in first public appearance

More than 1,000 people queue up at Tokyo court for chance to see former chairman respond to financial misconduct claims

Carlos Ghosn has proclaimed his innocence in his first public appearance since the former Nissan chairman was arrested in November for alleged financial misconduct.

Dressed in a dark suit, but without a tie, Ghosn, who appeared to have lost weight during his 50 days in detention, told the Tokyo district court in a special hearing on Tuesday that he had been “wrongly accused” of under-reporting his salary for several years. He had been led into the courtroom in handcuffs, which were later removed.

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