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

TOKYO (AP) — Lawyers for Greg Kelly, the executive arrested last month with Nissan’s former chairman Carlos Ghosn on suspicion of underreporting Ghosn’s pay, are protesting his prolonged stay in Japanese detention.

The Tokyo District Court says it received the protest Wednesday. 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 decided to detain Ghosn and Kelly through Dec. 20, although it could be longer.

Ghosn, Kelly and Nissan Motor Co. as a legal entity were charged Monday with violating financial laws by underreporting Ghosn’s pay by about 5 billion yen ($44 million) in 2011-2015.

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