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Ghosn confirms has replaced lawyer Otsuru with Hironaka

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(Reuters) - Ex-confirmed he had hired to replace Motonari Otsuru as he defends himself against accusations of financial misconduct.

"As we begin the trial phase, I have decided to engage Hironaka-sensei as my legal counsel," said a statement issued on behalf of Ghosn by French firm Image 7.

"I look forward to defending myself vigorously," Ghosn's statement said. "This represents the beginning of the process of not only establishing my innocence but also shedding light on the circumstances that led to my unjust detention."

(Reporting by and Sudip Kar-Gupta; editing by Jason Neely)

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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 15:43 IST