March 5, 2019 / 2:36 PM / 2 months ago

Japanese prosecutors' appeal against bail for former Nissan boss Ghosn is rejected

FILE PHOTO - Carlos Ghosn, chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, attends the Tomorrow In Motion event on the eve of press day at the Paris Auto Show, in Paris, France, October 1, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese court has rejected prosecutors’ appeal against a decision to grant the ousted former chairman of Nissan Motor bail, the court said on Tuesday, paving the way for Carlos Ghosn to leave prison as early as Wednesday.

The Tokyo District Court said it had ruled against the appeal. The court had earlier set bail at around $9 million, drawing the appeal from prosecutors.

Reporting by Maki Shiraki; Writing by David Dolan; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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