Secret Papers on Ghosn Pay to Be Aired at Trial of Greg Kelly

Internal Nissan investigation found spreadsheets outlining Carlos Ghosn’s annual ‘paid remuneration’ and ‘postponed remuneration’

At a press conference in Beirut in January, former automotive executive Carlos Ghosn said he "fled injustice" in Japan. WSJ's Chip Cummins discusses what Mr. Ghosn said and didn't say, and what it revealed about possible next steps. Photo: Maya Alleruzzo/Associated Press (Originally published Jan. 10, 2020)

TOKYO—The trial to settle whether Carlos Ghosn illegally hid millions of dollars in compensation starts in Tokyo next month—but Mr. Ghosn won’t be there to defend himself. Instead, the man in the dock will be an American executive accused of helping him.

The trial’s opening day, Sept. 15, is also the 64th birthday of Greg Kelly, who long worked by Mr. Ghosn’s side at Nissan Motor Co. Mr. Kelly is stuck living in a small Tokyo apartment awaiting trial, while Mr. Ghosn, having escaped to Lebanon in a box smuggled aboard a private...

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