1. Carlos Ghosn Readies Counterpunch With New ‘All-Star’ Defense Lawyers

    Carlos Ghosn Readies Counterpunch With New ‘All-Star’ Defense Lawyers

    (Bloomberg) -- Can Carlos Ghosn beat the rap? With a trial looming this year on charges of aggravated breach of trust and filing false statements to regulators regarding $80 million in deferred income, the former chairman of Nissan Motor Co. and Renault SA needs a new strategy. He’s lost two requests for bail and faces as many as 10 years in prison if convicted. Confronting a Japanese legal system with a 99 percent conviction rate, Ghosn overhauled his legal team last week...

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    1. Otsuru was miscast because he's not the type of lawyer that will take a combative stance against the prosecutors and likely couldn't maintain a relationship of trust with Ghosn.
    2. This might be the first time Takano and Hironaka are on a criminal case together.
    3. Once you are a prosecutor, you never change your spots.
    4. There's a very strong statute-of-limitations case to be made for the transactions that took place back in 2008.
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