Earlier testimony on the Tokyo District Court docket had gone over the assorted proposals that Nissan had thought-about to pay Ghosn, together with abroad associates, retirement allowances and inventory choices.
Shiga mentioned Ghosn had whole energy to resolve on the quantity and methodology of his cost. Aside from confirming a submit that Kelly had held he didn’t point out the American’s position in his testimony.
Kelly, a former Nissan govt vice chairman, has been charged with falsifying securities reviews in allegedly under-reporting Ghosn’s compensation by about 9 billion yen ($90 million) over a number of years. Each he and Ghosn have been arrested in November 2018, however Ghosn fled the nation in late 2019 whereas out on bail.
Kelly says he’s harmless, and was merely making an attempt to maintain Ghosn at Nissan. Ghosn additionally denies any wrongdoing.
Shiga advised the courtroom he confronted strain to make sure auditors wouldn’t elevate objections to the reporting of Ghosn’s pay and that he seen that as a failure of the corporate’s governance. He mentioned he regretted not insisting Ghosn absolutely disclose his pay.
“Why couldn’t I say, ‘No,’ then? I deeply remorse that to at the present time,” Shiga advised the courtroom.
“In my life, that one act has left me with a bitter style. The recollections have light, however the bitter style has by no means gone away.”