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Nissan's Ghosn crisis

A week after arrest, Ghosn prosecutors home in on future pay

Proof that $70m understatement was illegal is core of dispute

Ghosn allegedly underreported his income by $70 million over an eight-year period. (Photo by Keiichiro Asahara)

TOKYO -- One week after former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn was arrested on suspicion of underreporting pay, the case is shaping up to center on whether prosecutors can prove that the future payments the charismatic leader arranged for himself should have been clearly stated in the company's annual report.

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