Former Nissan executive Kelly pleads not guilty to helping Ghosn hide income

Greg Kelly, former representative director of Nissan Motor Co., arrives for the first trial hearing at the Tokyo District Court in Tokyo
Greg Kelly, former representative director of Nissan Motor Co., arrives for the first trial hearing at the Tokyo District Court in Tokyo, Japan, September 15, 2020. Kiyoshi Ota/Pool via REUTERS

September 15, 2020

TOKYO (Reuters) – Former Nissan executive Greg Kelly on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to charges he helped ex-boss Carlos Ghosn under report income as his trial began in Tokyo.

“I deny the allegations. I was not involved in a criminal conspiracy,” Kelly told the court, according to a court pool report.

A representative from Nissan, which is also standing trial, said the automaker did not contest the charges.

(Reporting by Tim Kelly; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)