Carlos Ghosn, the former president of Nissan, was again prosecuted.

The top executive was charged with breach of trust Friday, according to the Tokyo District Court, after being arrested again following the charges in December.

After his first arrest on November 19, Mr. Ghosn, aged 64, was accused of falsifying financial reports by under-reporting his income of about 5 billion yen ($ 44 million). ) over five years until 2015.

Ghosn, Greg Kelly, a Nissan executive, and Nissan as a legal entity were indicted on Friday for additional under-reporting of revenues between 2015 and 2017.

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Mr. Ghosn's lawyer said he would ask that his client be released on bail. His detention period for the allegations of breach of trust was due to expire on Friday.

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Kelly and Nissan have not been charged with breach of trust, an allegation centered on the treatment of investment losses and payments made to a Saudi businessman by Ghosn.

Mr. Ghosn denies the charges.

Suspects in Japan are often detained in Japan for several months, until trials begin and prosecutors in Tokyo state that Mr. Ghosn, a Frenchman of Brazilian origin of Brazilian origin, represents a risk of flight.

Earlier this week, Mr. Ghosn told a Tokyo court that he was innocent during his first public appearance since his arrest and called for an end to his detention. But the court rejected the request.

"I have a sincere love and appreciation for Nissan," Ghosn said in court. "In all my efforts on behalf of the company, I have acted with honor, law and with the knowledge and approval of the appropriate executives of the company."

He stated that the compensation had never been decided, that the investment agreement had never resulted in any losses for Nissan and that the payments made to the man of D & # 039; The Saudi case involved legitimate services related to concessionaires and investments in the Gulf.

Ghosn, who appeared much thinner than before his arrest, had a fever the day after his appearance in court, but has since recovered, said his lawyer, Motonari Ohtsuru.

His wife, Carole Ghosn, published a Paris statement during the night expressing her concern about her illness.

"I beg the Japanese authorities to provide us with any information on my husband's health. We are fearful and very concerned that his recovery is complicated if he continues to experience such difficult conditions and unfair treatment, "she said.

With the exception of the prosecutors, only the embassy officials and Mr. Ghosn's lawyers are allowed to visit him. These visits were canceled on Thursday but resumed on Friday.

Before his sudden fall, Mr. Ghosn was a respected figure in the global auto industry. He saved the Japanese automaker from near bankruptcy, built its sales operations and profits, and developed environmentally friendly vehicles.

According to Nissan, an internal investigation was opened in the middle of last year after the announcement of the whistleblowers.

The ethics officers of Renault SA, Nissan's French partner, concluded this week that the financial compensation paid to members of the executive committee of the French car manufacturer in 2017 and 2018 was free of fraud. The examination was launched after the arrest of Mr. Ghosn. Mr Ghosn remains the Managing Director of Renault.