Japan court says Carlos Ghosn detention extended until 22 April

Japan court says Carlos Ghosn detention extended until 22 April

"This arrest is illegal", the defense stated in one of the documents, dated April 5, the day after the re-arrest.

It is rare for a court to cut short the requested detention period for a suspect in a case handled by the elite Tokyo prosecutors' special investigation squad.

He was supposed to be held until Sunday, prior to the court extending his detention, Xinhua news agency reported. The Tokyo District Court has not explained the reason behind its decision.

He was released on bail last month, but he was rearrested on April 4 on fresh charges of aggravated breach of trust. He has denied any wrongdoing.

It gives prosecutors until 22 April to file formal charges against the auto industry magnate, after he was arrested for the fourth time last week.

Japanese media have reported that some of the money from the Oman dealership may have gone to a company, Beauty Yachts, run by Ghosn's wife Carole, while other money may have gone to a US -based startup called Shogun, owned by Ghosn's son.

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Ghosn has already been indicted on charges of violating Japan's financial instruments law by underreporting remuneration to regulators, and aggravated breach of trust in relation to the alleged transfer of private investment losses to Nissan.

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Her company, based in the British Virgin Islands, a known tax haven, is thought to have possibly received the funds which were used in part to purchase a luxury yacht worth 1.6 billion yen ($14 million) for use by the Ghosn family.

The new board of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance is holding its first meeting to plot out the group's future without jailed former boss Carlos Ghosn.

Ghosn, who led the Japanese carmaker for two decades, says he is innocent.

In a video message released Tuesday, Ghosn said his arrest was the result of "backstabbing" by Nissan, saying that a "few executives" there felt threatened by what might happen to the company's autonomy in a potential convergence or merger with Renault.