Court Bans Carlos Ghosn From Attending Nissan Board Meeting

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Court Bans Carlos Ghosn From Attending Nissan Board Meeting

A Japanese court on Monday rejected a request made by Carlos Ghosn to attend a Nissan board meeting set to be held tomorrow in Yokohama.

Although Ghosn has been discharged from his position as Nissan chairman after being charged with financial misconduct, he is still a member of the company's board. His removal requires a decision by the shareholders who are set to meet on April 8.

“Ghosn requested to attend the board meeting but the court did not approve his attendance," the Tokyo District Court noted in a statement.

Ghosn's lawyer Junichiro Hironaka defended his client, noting that he “had a duty” and was intending on keeping it by attending the meeting.

The famous automaker was released last week on a bail of nearly $9 million, under conditions barring him from contacting anyone involved in his case, including Nissan executives.

His lawyer confirmed meeting his client on Tuesday to discuss whether Ghosn should hold a much-anticipated news conference.

"He wants to hold it at the best time and when he is in the best health," Hironaka said.