Nissan Motor Co.

Lawyers protest detention of Kelly, Ghosn's co-accused

Lawyers for Greg Kelly, the American executive arrested last month with Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn on suspicion of underreporting Ghosn's pay, unsuccessfully protested Wednesday his prolonged stay in Japanese detention.

The Tokyo District Court said it rejected the protest. Lawyers often file such protests in Japan, where suspects get detained for weeks, sometimes months, before they face trial. Such protests tend to be routinely rejected.

A similar protest filed by Ghosn's lawyers was rejected Tuesday.

A Tokyo court has decided to detain Ghosn and Kelly at least through Dec. 20, although it could be longer.

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