Japan prosecutors file new allegation against Nissan's Ghosn

Japan prosecutors file new allegation against Nissan's Ghosn
In this May 12, 2016, photo, then Nissan Motor Co. President and CEO Carlos Ghosn speaks during a joint press conference with Mitsubishi Motors Corp. in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Japanese media say Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, prosecutors press new allegation of breach of trust against Nissan ex-chair Ghosn, who is being detained in the Tokyo Detention Center. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese media say prosecutors have added a new allegation of breach of trust against Nissan’s former chairman Carlos Ghosn, dashing his hopes for release on bail.

Ghosn, along with another executive Greg Kelly, was arrested Nov. 19 and charged with underreporting his income.

The fresh allegations were filed Friday, a day after a court rejected prosecutors’ request for a longer detention of Ghosn and Kelly. Their lawyers were hoping they could get them released on bail.

Kyodo News service and other Japanese media reported that prosecutors added the third allegation that Ghosn caused Nissan a loss of 1.8 billion yen in 2008.