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Nissan's Ghosn crisis

Carlos Ghosn released on bail after 108 days in Tokyo jail

Ousted Nissan chairman barred from internet as condition of release

Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn leaves the Tokyo Detention Center on March 6, following his release on 1 billion yen bail. (Photo by Shinya Sawai)

TOKYO -- Carlos Ghosn walked out of a Tokyo jail on Wednesday after 108 days in detention, determined to refute allegations of financial misconduct leveled against him by Japanese prosecutors and Nissan Motor, the company he saved from collapse nearly two decades ago.

Ghosn's release on bail marks a rare move by Tokyo's District Court, which has demanded the former Nissan chief's movements be monitored by surveillance cameras and severely restricted. The court set bail at 1 billion yen ($8.93 million). Ghosn will now be free to step up the campaign to prove his innocence with public appearances.

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