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Nissan's Ghosn crisis

Tokyo prosecutors search office of Carlos Ghosn's former lawyer

Raid follows Hironaka's refusal to hand over computer used by ex-Nissan fugitive

Junichiro Hironaka resigned as a defense lawyer for Ghosn on Jan. 16 after the ex-Nissan chairman's shock escape on Dec. 29.   © Reuters

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo prosecutors on Wednesday searched the office of a lawyer who used to represent Carlos Ghosn, in connection with the former Nissan Motor Co. chairman's recent escape from Japan to Lebanon.

Junichiro Hironaka had earlier refused to hand over to prosecutors a computer Ghosn used at the office in Tokyo, citing a lawyer's right to refuse seizure based on criminal procedure law.

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