The breach of trust charge is regarded as particularly serious, and Ghosn's lawyer Motonari Otsuru admitted Tuesday it would be "very difficult" to secure bail for his client.
Additionally, the lawyer of former Nissan representative director Greg Kelly, 62, who was indicted with Ghosn on the two charges of violating the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act, said that the former executive underwent the neck surgery that he required at a hospital in Ibaraki Prefecture after being released on bail on December 25 past year, and has since left the hospital. The company is still investigating payments to the board - of which Ghosn is a member - made in previous years.
According to Ghosn's lawyer, the high fever the chairman ran on the night of January 9 has fallen.More news: Egg beats out Kylie Jenner for most-liked Instagram photo
His wife Carole Ghosn issued a statement overnight out of Paris, expressing concern over his sickness. "We are fearful and very anxious his recovery will be complicated while he continues to endure such harsh conditions and unfair treatment", she said.
"I am pleading with the Japanese authorities to provide us with any information at all about my husband's health". Such visits were cancelled Thursday but resumed Friday.
Ostensibly, bail could be denied on the grounds that as long as Ghosn continues to assert his innocence, he could flee the country or seek to destroy evidence, said Nobuo Gohara, a defense lawyer and former prosecutor who is critical of Japan's criminal justice system.
Ghosn has been interrogated daily but now will only be questioned with his consent, Kukimoto said.More news: Oklahoma QB Austin Kendall enters transfer portal
According to the individual, under Ghosn's orders, subsidiary Nissan Middle East transferred roughly 3.5 billion yen to a representative Nissan dealer in Oman and another some 1.7 billion yen to a Lebanese representative dealership.
Ghosn, who remains chairman and CEO of French automaker Renault (RNSDF), was first indicted last month on allegations of under-reporting his income by tens of millions of dollars between 2010 and 2015.
Before his sudden downfall, Ghosn was a respected figure in the global auto industry, having rescued the Japanese automaker from near-bankruptcy, building its sales operations and profits and pioneering ecological vehicles.
Kelly is also facing prosecution in Japan along with Ghosn, who has been fired by Nissan and Mitsubishi, following their arrests in November.More news: Jayme Closs: grandfather says teenager in 'good spirits' after rescue
Nissan says an internal investigation began in mid-2018 after whistleblowers came forward. His attorneys said the transactions were legitimate and approved by the company's board, and that they didn't lead to losses for the company. It reiterated harsh words against Ghosn. "Nissan does not in any way tolerate such misconduct and calls for strict penalties", it said.