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Greg Kelly's prosecutors have painted themselves into a corner

Ghosn escape has turned case against former Nissan executive into a must-win

| Japan
Greg Kelly arrives for the first trial hearing at the Tokyo District Court on Sept. 15: there is strong evidence that he is innocent.

Stephen Givens is a corporate lawyer based in Tokyo.

A chain of misjudgments and unexpected events, not least Carlos Ghosn's escape to Beirut, have sent Japanese prosecutors and former Nissan Motor general counsel Greg Kelly on a collision course set to unfold in his long-awaited trial over the next nine months.

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