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Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn’s lawyers resign

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 12, 2018 French Renault group CEO and chairman of Japan’s Nissan Motor CO. Ltd and Mitsubishi Motors Corp, Carlos Ghosn poses during a photo session at the Renault headquarters in Boulogne-Billancourt. – Renault boss Carlos Ghosn has handed in his resignation, France’s economy minister said on January 24, 2019 ahead of a board meeting at which the French car maker is to appoint his successor. (Photo by JOEL SAGET / AFP)

The two lawyers defending former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn stepped down on Wednesday, one of them said.

“Motonari Otsuru, a former prosecutor, and his associate, Masato Oshikubo, filed their resignation at the Tokyo District Court,” Otsuru said.

However, it was not clear whether they had stepped down voluntarily or had been dismissed by Ghosn.

Ghosn has been indicted for allegedly falsifying financial documents and aggravated breach of trust.

Ghosn, who was sent by Renault to lead a turnaround at Nissan after its near-bankruptcy in 1999, has remained in custody at the Tokyo Detention Centre since his arrest in November.

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