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Ghosn’s Alleged Accomplice Fears Fair Trial Odds Have Diminished

Jan. 13, 2020, 11:06 PM

The family of the former Nissan Motor Co. director accused of helping Carlos Ghosn violate Japan’s pay-disclosure laws is questioning his ability to get a fair trial.

Greg Kelly was arrested on the same day in late 2018 as Carlos Ghosn, who fled to Lebanon last month. The former Nissan executive can’t leave the country pending the outcome of his case. Without his ex-boss’s testimony, Kelly may not be able to fully defend himself against prosecutors’ allegations he violated Japanese financial laws, his wife said in an email.

Greg Kelly in 2019.
Photographer: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP via Getty Images

“It will be difficult for Greg to get a fair...

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