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Supreme Court approves Ghosn's extended detention through Monday

In this April 3, 2019 photo, former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn returns to his residence in Tokyo. (Kyodo)

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The Supreme Court said Thursday it has decided to reject an appeal by lawyers for former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn over a lower court decision to extend his detention through next Monday.

The Tokyo District Court had approved prosecutors' request for an extension of Ghosn's initial 10-day detention over fresh financial misconduct allegations.

Ghosn was served a fourth arrest warrant on April 4 over an allegation he misused company funds for personal purposes. His return to detention came after he was released on bail in early March, having been held for 108 days since his initial arrest last November.

Ghosn has already been indicted on charges of violating Japan's financial instruments law by underreporting remuneration to regulators, and aggravated breach of trust in relation to the alleged transfer of private investment losses to Nissan. He has denied all allegations.

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