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Nissan's Ghosn crisis

Ghosn lawyers clash with prosecutors over key computer

Team refuses to hand over device used to prepare defense

Officials from the Tokyo prosecutors' office on Wednesday failed to retrieve a computer used by Carlos Ghosn from the offices of his lead counsel. (Photo by Shoko Saiki)

TOKYO -- Lawyers for Carlos Ghosn on Wednesday refused to let Japanese prosecutors take a personal computer used by the former Nissan Motor chairman, in a sign that the legal wrangling over his case continues even after his flight to Lebanon.

Officials from the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office on Wednesday morning briefly visited a building here housing the offices of Junichiro Hironaka, Ghosn's lead counsel. Though they presented a warrant for the seizure of the computer, the defense team blocked them from even entering the office, according to a source familiar with the situation.

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