Carlos Ghosn's defense team said prosecutors had resorted to "illegal" scams and had hired Nissan employees, who were trying to topple Ghosn, to investigate on their behalf.
According to the defense, their arguments demonstrate a "widespread pattern of unlawful misconduct" among prosecutors who colluded with Nissan and assigned employees of the automaker who were trying to overthrow Ghosn to investigate on their behalf. "
The files submitted to the court prove that the case of prosecutors, which were politically motivated and poisoned from the outset, was fundamentally flawed and flawed," the lawyers said in a statement.
Ghosn's defense accused the public prosecutor of forming a "secret task force" in April with the aim of "monitoring allegations that Ghosn made a mistake as a pretext to remove him."
"The indictment resulted from an illegal collusion between prosecutors, government officials at the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Trade and executives in April," the lawyers said.
According to the statement, the aim of this collusion was to "overthrow a branch to prevent it from further integration between Nissan and Renault, which threatened the independence of one of the most prominent Japanese industries."