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Ghosn changes lawyer team, adds hotshot attorney, in change of strategy

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By Kiyoshi Takenaka and Tim KellyTOKYO (Reuters) - Carlos Ghosn's chief defence attorney Motonari Otsuru resigned and was replaced by a team that includes hotshot lawyer Junichiro Hironaka, in a change of strategy from the ousted Nissan Motor chairman three months after his arrest.Ghosn, Nissan's one-time saviour, has been held in detention since his Nov. 19 arrest and indicted for under-reporting his salary and breach of trust. He has denied the charges.The once-feted auto executive hired Hiroshi Kawatsu as head of a new defense team, his office said on Wednesday.Hironaka, 73, has won ...

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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 23:43 IST