March 4, 2019 / 6:37 AM / 3 months ago

Ghosn lawyer says pursuing different legal strategy from previous legal team

TOKYO, March 4 (Reuters) - The lawyer for former Nissan Motor Co Ltd Chairman Carlos Ghosn on Monday said his team would pursue a different legal strategy from the ousted executive’s previous team in defending him against charges of financial misconduct.

At a media briefing, Junichiro Hironaka said the new team he was heading would not be limited to the strategy taken by Ghosn’s previous lawyer, Motonari Otsuru, who was replaced in February.

Ghosn, who has been held in custody at a detention centre in Tokyo for over three months, hired Hironaka as his chief defence lawyer last month in an overhaul of his legal team as he fights financial misconduct charges in Japan. He has denied wrongdoing. (Reporting by Naomi Tajitsu and Tim Kelly; Editing by Christopher Cushing)

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