Motonari Otsu, a former prosecutor who protects the builder of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Motors, has "resigned" along with his colleague, Massato Osikubo, according to a law firm's statement. ,
There is no reason to explain this decision, which comes as the first meeting on Thursday between lawyers, judges and prosecutors to prepare the trial.
63-year-old Otsuu had the delicate task of defending the former industry captain, who was once honored to save Japanese engineer Nissan from bankruptcy, and is now corrupt.
The former head of the elite unit currently conducting the investigation made only one press conference at the beginning of January, disposing of food that contrasts with the excitement of the tenors at the bar, which can be seen elsewhere.
He was then pessimistic about Carlos Gosse's prospects of guarantee before opening his trial in a few months.
In an interview given at the end of January in AFP at Kosuege prison north of Tokyo, a French-Lebanese-Brazilian businessman condemned his prolonged detention, a situation that would not be "normal," he said, "in no other democracy."
Targeting three counts of breach of trust and reducing the incomes of stock market authorities for the period 2010-2018, he rejects any violations.
HIH-ANB / i /