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Ghosn's escape breaks up legal 'dream team'

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By Hiroshi Hiyama

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However, Hironaka at times appeared hesitant in front of the media and sometimes seemed not to have a complete grasp of all the facts.

Wow, parting shots here by the media? If he is one of the "dream team" I hate to see what a "regular" lawyer is like!

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It was pretty clear that, even the 'dream team' of defense lawyers were not going to be able to get Ghosn off the hook of Japanese injustice.

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Ghosn is a nightmare.

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It was pretty clear that, even the 'dream team' of defense lawyers were not going to be able to get Ghosn off the hook of Japanese injustice.

I had the opposite impression, that he was likely to get off in the end. That's part of the reason the prosecutors dragged it out so long. They were determine to postpone the day of judgement, hoping that some new evidence would be dug up, that Ghosn would die, or that people would forget about the trial.

A 65 year old man was looking at spending the rest of his life separated from his wife and fighting in court. No wonder he skipped.

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This lawyer must be the one who is responsible for the 0.1% of acquitted people. Not stunning but note worthy in Japan.

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"He was perplexed by the way he was being defended. He was worried that the trial and the follow-up would take years. You have to remember that he's already 65,"

In case anyone still having difficulty in understanding why Ghosn did what he did.

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The guilty verdict was predetermined even before Ghosn was lured into coming to Japan for a supposed meeting that was never actually meant to be held. It was simply an entrapment ruse, and Kelly was by-catch. No justice in the modern sense whatsoever. Medieval skullduggery.

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Dream team or not, u have no hope when ur opponent is a prosecutor AND a judge.

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Ghosn is a nightmare.

not yet. Wait for it :-)

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Japan’s legal system is based on Napoleonic Law.

Ghosn just confirmed his guilt by fleeing. He simply made Japan’s case.

He’s a fool.

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The third man in the legal dream trio, Takashi Takano, said Ghosn had become increasingly frustrated by what he saw as prosecutors' attempts to slow progress towards a trial -- that was expected to take place in spring at the earliest.

why isn't THIS being talked about more in the Japanese press.

Takano said in a personal blog post that he had told Ghosn the evidence against him was thin and sought to reassure him that his legal team between them had won many acquittals in white-collar crime cases.

exactly and that's why

That's part of the reason the prosecutors dragged it out so long. They were determine to postpone the day of judgement, hoping that some new evidence would be dug up, that Ghosn would die, or that people would forget about the trial.

couldn't have said it better myself.

Hironaka and Takano both indicated that being banned from talking to his wife Carole was especially tough for Ghosn and the fact there was no prospect of a change in his conditions may have motivated his flight.

can't blame him. But this is textbook Japanese style blaming the foreigner when they are in the wrong.

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this is interesting!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4FSR0rQUh8

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Stay tuned for tonight’s press conference.

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Too bad and a boo hoo hoo. Ghosn did the right thing by fleeing. The Japanese court system is notorious for lengthly trials. And his being banned from seeing his wife was ludicrous anyway. If I were in the same situation and had been granted bail, I too would have done the same thing.

On all counts, the Japanese are the losers. They let him go by allowing him bail and Ghosn was smart enough to use it to his advantage.

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