Carlos Ghosn’s legal professionals have requested a Tokyo courtroom to dismiss all the fees made in opposition to the previous Nissan boss.
Mr Ghosn, who was arrested final yr over claims of economic misconduct, faces a number of expenses in Japan.
His legal professionals additionally accused the Japanese authorities of conspiring in opposition to him, together with prosecutors and Nissan executives.
Mr Ghosn, previously a towering determine within the carmaking world, is out on bail awaiting trial.
Mr Ghosn’s legal professionals mentioned in a press release that the prosecutors’ case was “politically motivated” and laid out a few of the “unlawful actions” they are saying have been dedicated by the prosecutors.
“The prosecution in opposition to him resulted from illegal collusion between the prosecutors, authorities officers at METI (Ministry of Financial system, Commerce and Trade), and executives at Nissan, who shaped a secret activity pressure to drum up allegations of wrongdoing,” the legal professionals mentioned, in accordance with the assertion.
They mentioned the purpose was to oust Mr Ghosn from his place as head of the Renault-Nissan alliance.
Mr Ghosn was the architect of that alliance and is credited with having turned across the fortunes of each Nissan and Renault over a number of years.
Nissan declined to remark when contacted by the BBC.
How did we get right here?
The 65-year-old was first arrested in November 2018 and spent 108 days in custody. He faces expenses over allegations of economic misconduct and breach of belief.
Mr Ghosn, who was first launched in March after posting bail, has repeatedly mentioned he’s harmless.
He has beforehand additionally accused former Nissan executives of “backstabbing”.
The autumn from grace of the business titan has attracted international consideration.
The case has additionally highlighted infighting throughout the carmaker alliance and centered scrutiny on Japan’s authorized system.