Carlos Ghosn's lawyers have asked the Tokyo District Court to dismiss all charges against the former Nissan Motor Co Ltd chairman, saying prosecutors colluded with government officials and Nissan executives to oust him from his post.
Ghosn, credited with rescuing Nissan from near-bankruptcy two decades ago, appeared thinner then before his arrest as he entered a court in handcuffs and a rope around his waist, wearing a dark suit without a tie.
The move by the court comes as Tokyo prosecutors continue to grill the automobile tycoon over allegations that he shifted a personal investment loss worth more than $16 million to the Japanese automaker.
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